What should I use instead of floorboards?


Postby TomBowyer » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:37 pm

Hi,
I just found my suspended timber floor was rotten and had to rip up the entire thing (floorboards, joists, the lot). I now have a 2' deep hole where my lounge used to be.

I plan to purchase joists and re-fit exactly what was already there, just with new wood. The one bit I dont care for is floorboards - instead of laying dozens of floorboards can I just get sheets of wood (chipboard/plywood?) and lay those down accross the joists?

The original floorboards were 22mm, could I just use 22mm chipboard?

I'll also take the opportunity to insulate.

Thanks,
Tom.
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:18 pm

you can use tounge and groove chipboard flooring, glue the joints and screw down to fit.
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