Monday, 2 September 2019

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO FIT A HARDWOOD FLOORING TO EXISTING FLOORBOARDS?

Among many installation options, fitting a hardwood flooring to existing or original floorboards is generally one of the easiest and most effective ones. But you have to pay attention to certain details to do it correctly and be completely happy with the final result. Remember that present or original floorboards, which are frequently made from softwood, are extremely likely to have shrunk, bowed or cupped, and thus the surface is uneven. If that is the case with your flooring, consider a screed or a plywood or chipboard sub floor, which will substantially enhance the stability of this new floor.

Typically, the fact that the present or unique floor is irregular shouldn't be a serious issue if you've chosen a hardwood floor whose thickness is at least 18 mm. In such a circumstance, it will generally be easy to fix the new floor directly to the old planks.

As you probably know from our articles, there are in general three primary fitting procedures for hardwood flooring. Those are gluing, floating as well as repainting. After fitting a hardwood floor to existing or original floorboards, the best method is key nailing, in which nails are placed through the tongue of the boards.

When you're about to put in your new flooring, always make sure you ensure that the new planks have been fitted at 90 degrees to the existing boards, as this can make the floor more secure.


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