I am about to lay an engineered wood flooring over part timber floor boards and part karndene covered concrete floor. both floors are in good condition and level, although there is a very slight difference in level between the wood and concrete floor.
i have been given conflicting advice/opinions regarding underlay. some have recommended no underlay and pinning the floor so that it isnt a floating floor while other a 6 mm fibreboard or 6mm ply.
i will be removing the skirtings and cutting in around door frams while ensuring i leave a gap for expansion but just not sure whether i need to lay a subfloor?
if the floor is level,you must use a vapour barrier on the concrete with foam underlay.Dont nail it,its pointless as your floor is concrete and timber and will expand and contract on the different surfaces. Also leave a 10mm gap around the perimiter. When it comes to cutting around door casings you dont need a 10mm gap,leave 3 to 5mm and you can fill the gap with colour matched silicone.
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