Recently Layed Oak Flooring now Starting to Rise and Buckle


Postby Olliefrs » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:45 pm

Hi
I layed a oak floor last winter
Everything went fine, there used to be a parkay floor stuck on to bitumen
I removed the wood leaveing the bitumen in place then self leveled over the top
Then layed foil back underlay then the floor
Now 2 weeks ago in a matter of days 1 strip in the lounge door way has tented!!
I really can't see it being moisture
Could the fact we have no heating in the house, due to building works be causing it to buckle?
Any help appreciated
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Postby welsh brickie » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:04 pm

did you leave an expansion gap around the perimeter of the floor, that is usually the course of lifting
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Postby Olliefrs » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:46 pm

welsh brickie wrote:did you leave an expansion gap around the perimeter of the floor, that is usually the course of lifting


Yes I did
It is though a door threshold
From the hall to the lounge
I am currently stopping it with some concrete blocks
Am I OK to do this? I am also getting some heat in to the house to see if it helps
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