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chipboard flooring

Postby justmufc » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:02 pm

chipboard flooring, does this need to be screwed or nailed?
i was going to nail it with a plaslode nail gun and 65mm ring nails,and can the end joints be spanned over a joist as my end joints do not land on a joist the boards are 22mm thick :? thanks in advance
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Postby thedoctor » Sun May 06, 2007 9:55 am

All ends should be cut onto joists and although boards are mostly nailed with Ring shank nails (see our types of nails project) its a great idea to screw chipboard as it removes the likelyhood of squeaking later. See our creaking floors and stairs project.
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Postby madkingsoup » Mon May 07, 2007 1:42 pm

That's great! Due to our kitchen floor being recently enlarged, we have wooden boards over most of it, but in othr, Victorian ceramic floor tiles, cement, and ;latex leve;lling compound.

We've now got some 12mm plyboard to put down. I see from above how to attach it to the existing boards, but what about th cement and screeded bits? Hammer drill and rawlplugs?

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