Solid Wood Flooring
Real wood flooring
Quality Real Wood Flooring From Surefit Carpets in Doncaster
Real wood flooring is visually stunning, natural and unique, there is no substitute for traditional hardwood flooring.
In general wood floors offer a very significant advantage to the property owner, such as increasing the market value of a property, to the hypoallergenic benefits, and the sense of permanence which is delivered by the look and feel of wooden flooring.
Solid wood flooring installation Guide
Important things to know about flooring installation.
Solid wood plank must not be glued in the tongue and groove connection when installed floating. Instead, it must be attached to the sub-floor by means of gluing, nailing or screwing. When using nails or screws, the planks should first be drilled out to avoid the tongue from splitting.
Installing directly on joists / supports
20mm Solid wood plank can be installed directly on joists/supports which must have a fixed distance of 60mm. Loose supports must have a minimum dimension of 36mm / 68mm and fixed supports 36mm x 48mm. Use 25 / 65 galvanised nails or galvanised screws. Remember to leave a clearance to all walls and fixed projections of min 3mm per metre room width.
Installed on a wooden sub-floor
With a sub-floor of wooden planks or wood sheeting, a layer of builder's paper must first be laid before nailing or screwing to the sub-floor. Use the same dimension of nail and screw as stated in the afore mentioned instructions. The plank is installed with clearance to all walls and fixed projections min 3mm per metre room width.
Installation on concrete
With a concrete sub-floor the planks must be glued to the concrete. The sub-floor must be level, dry and void of cement lumps etc.
As a main rule, the relative humidity (RH) of the concrete must be less than 75%. Ordinary adhesive must not be used.
Follow the manufacturers instructionsand remember to allow clearance to all walls and fixed projections of min 3mm per room width.
Installing floating floor in Doncaster
A floating floor is possible using a specialist underlay, please contact Surefit carpets to discuss this option.
Solid wood plank and underfloor heating
We do not recommend the installation of solid wood plank on under-floor heating systems.