How to fit wood flooring


The flooring we offer is mainly solid wood throughout. A common question is; which type of wood flooring is best? Engineered (laminated) or solid wood? Each have their advantages and disadvantages

Wood is a great product for a natural feel, there is nothing like walking on a well finished timber floor.  Hardwoods are generally best for a timber floor, due to the durability. You can explore hardwood durability on or wood database.

Weather you are looking for timber planks or a tongue and groove finish there are many options.  Fitting a timber floor is relatively simple a long as you plan correctly. The key to a long-lasting timber floor is to prepare the surface correctly and making sure it’s perfectly flat, the use of a self-levelling screed is recommended.

You can fit a floor yourself or call in an expert, the choice is yours.  There are plenty of guides online regarding wood flooring but also choosing an expert should not be too expensive and guarantees perfect wood floor for long lasting family life, walking on a luxury feeling timber floor.

At Wooduchoose we have many wood flooring options to consider.

Below are some articles we have found that could be useful when considering timber flooring or wood flooring

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Can I fit wood flooring myself?

The fitting methods for wood flooring include nail or staple down; glue down and floating. The simplest method for a DIY-er is most probably floating, because it's less messy than glue down and less fiddly than nail or staple down. It's also perfect for installation over under floor heating.

Read More: https://www.woodandbeyond.com/blog/laying-wood-flooring-yourself-then-you-must-read-this/

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What is the correct way to lay wood flooring?

Wood floors should always be laid perpendicular to floor joists—across rather that in between them. This will make the floors structurally sound and will help prevent the planks from separating, sagging or buckling. So, there is no right or wrong way to lay your wood flooring.

Read More: https://www.avalonflooring.com/ideas/blog/direction-hardwood-flooring 

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Is it easy to install your own hardwood flooring?

Hardwood floors are beautiful, last a lifetime, and are easy to install. With no special tools, you can go from subfloor to breath-taking in as little as a day.

Read More: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/flooring/21311912/how-to-install-hardwood-floors

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Do you need underlay for solid wood flooring?

Because wood flooring is naturally much more substantial than a carpet or other flooring alternatives, it doesn't actually need underlay. ... That said, we would normally recommend underlay when fitting a boarded floor to a wooden subfloor simply because it provides better insulation.

Read More: https://greyspaceflooring.co.uk/blog/does-wood-flooring-need-underlay/

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Do you need to glue tongue and groove flooring?

The recommended glue for floating installation is Tongue and Groove engineered flooring glue. Glue placement is very important. The glue must be placed along the topside of the groove the full length of the grooved side and end.

Read More: http://www.skylinefloorscapes.com/tongue-and-groove-installation-instructions

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Can you put wood flooring directly on concrete?

If you have a concrete slab main floor or basement, you may be wondering if it's possible to install hardwood flooring directly on top of the concrete. The short answer is yes.

Read More: https://www.aplushardwoods.com/installing-hardwood-over-concrete/

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How do you install wood flooring over concrete?

Lay 6-mil polyethylene sheeting over the concrete to minimize moisture migration from the concrete up into the wood flooring. Then fasten 3/4-in. treated plywood to the concrete with concrete screws spaced every 16 in. Alternatively, screw rows of treated 1x4s to the concrete 16 in.

Read More: https://www.familyhandyman.com/project/installing-wood-flooring-over-concrete/

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At Wooduchoose we have multiple timber flooring solutions, view our timber flooring options.

Posted on Thursday 18 November 2021 at 11:09

 

 


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