20mm Tongue and Groove Floor to Glue or not to Glue?


Postby sam423 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:41 pm

I have 20 or 22mm t&g wooden floor to fit ontop of old marble tiles but there is no t&g on each end.
Should i glue it down straight onto the tiles or put underlay down and leave it floating?

Thanks in advance
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Postby welsh brickie » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:11 am

underlay and leave it floating, for sure
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Postby sam423 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:16 pm

Ok thanks

Will i need to leave a permanent expansion gap around the perimeter under the skirting board?
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Postby sam423 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:49 pm

Also the ends are not t&g will they not lift if not glued down?
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Postby welsh brickie » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:46 pm

yes a 10mm gap is required for expansion, a timber bead tacked to the skirting will keep the floor down
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Postby sam423 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:23 pm

Will the skirting board not keep the boards down?

If i tack corner bead to the floor and the skirt will that not stop the floor from expanding and buckle the boards?
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Postby welsh brickie » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:16 pm

if your laying the floor and then fixing the skirting on top of it, then no beading is required
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