floating floor


Postby raddish » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:11 pm

how can i lay a floating t and g floor over my existing chip bourd bedroom floor do i need to secure at intervalls and do i need to leave expantion gaps. frustrated lady diy er . thankyou.
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Postby rosebery » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:28 pm

I'm not sure I understand why you would want it to be floating. Whilst that is common with laminate not so with T&G. Could you explain a bit please?

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Postby raddish » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:32 pm

sorry if you didnt catch my drift . my existing floor is large chipbourd flooring sheets fixed directly to the joists,so i do not want to remove these.but want t&g floorbourds so i can paint the floor. my dilema is do i fix each bourd or can i lay it as a floating floor like you do laminate.thanks for anyones help .
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Postby J.G.F » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:14 am

[quote="raddish"]sorry if you didnt catch my drift . my existing floor is large chipbourd flooring sheets fixed directly to the joists,so i do not want to remove these.but want t&g floorbourds so i can paint the floor. my dilema is do i fix each bourd or can i lay it as a floating floor like you do laminate.thanks for anyones help .[/quote]

Personalty i would secret nail them, you can float the boards just put glue in each of the grooves and knock them together. Remember your Expansion though.
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Postby rosebery » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:37 pm

"Personally i would secret nail them"

I was thinking the same thing actually.

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