solid oak floor on to chipboard??


Postby eddylyons » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:41 am

ive recently replaced all my floor boards down stairs with a 18mm chipboard floor, i have now found the solid wood that i like and have mixed responses on how to fit it.....been told not to nail as chipboard is weak.....not to glue coz floor will want to move naturally....so i thought of maybe just laying the floor over a underlay and not glueing at all would prob be best method.....obviously leaving the 12mm expansion gap around the edge of the wood. is this correct or should i throw a few nails in to stop the floor from having gaps appear over time?? thanks eddy
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:11 pm

no thats fine its called a floating floor,If you want no nail it down you need to screw-down 6mm ply to the existing chipboard.
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Postby eddylyons » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:19 pm

cheers brickie......what sort of underlay shout i use?? its only for sound purpose....?
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Postby welsh brickie » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:14 pm

there is an acoustic boarding you can buy, or a thin polystyrene 3mm.I think the board is 7mm but dont quote me on the thickness,you lay it on a 45 degree angle to the flooring.
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Postby eddylyons » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:53 pm

hi this weekend the floor is going to be laid, someone mentioned a dab of glue in the groove at both ends to keep them from spliting. what u reckon brickie?? sound ok??
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Postby welsh brickie » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:56 pm

yes
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