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How To Lay A Wood Floor – Tools & Preparation

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Martin and Dave go through all the tools we need to lay a real wood floor in Martin’s dad’s living room.

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how do i fit real wood flooring to a concrete floor?

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ive just bought a load of real wood boards in the sale and need to fit them to a concrete floor . My house is only 7 years old so floor is in good condition . Which is best underlay to use , ive seen some in b&q where you peel back the top to reveal a sticky side which holds the boards in place and also acts as a damp seal .
What about glueing directly to floor ? What are my options ?

Firstly, make sure the floor is clean and clear of debris. If you go back to B&Q pick up a damp proof membrane they cost about £12 each and cover a decent sized area. Don’t use the cheap underlay. Get the green one that they sell it’s more expensive but is far better quality and acts as an insulation board as well in terms of heat and sound. So, once your floor is clear, lay the membrane and just tack it down in the corners with something simple like blu-tack or some small tacks (but don’t leave any raised heads). It doesn’t have to be brilliant it’s just to stop the membrane moving whilst you lay the underlay. This comes in boards and is really easy to lay. Lay the underlay directly on top of the membrane. Finally, get some real wood flooring adhesive and use this to glue the flooring boards together. Do Not glue them to the floor as it needs to ‘float’ freely. When you lay them leave a gap around the edge of the floor/ room of about 10mm. Cover the gap with an edging bead- you can usually get ones to match the colour of the floor, but you are better off matching them to the same colour as your skirting boards in my opinion. Again, fasten these edgings to the skirting board and not to the floor. You will need a rubber mallet and a wood flooring fitting kit- this will give you spacers for the edge of your flooring and a tapping block to avoid damaging the floor when you fasten the boards together. It’s really quite easy once you get into it! Good Luck!!

Where to buy real wood flooring that has been discontinued from major DIY store?

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I need to purchase 2 packs of natural beech real wood flooring. The goods were sold in B & Q at the beginning of this year but are now discontinued.

Anyone know where i might be able to get them from? Ebay no good.

You could try your local builders yard they tend to have alot of stuff like that, as people go there when they are doing up property and want to find something that matches to what is already there.

DIY – How to lay a real wood floor (Part 2)

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Expert DIY and home improvement advice from www.wickes.co.uk on how to lay a real wood floor. Tips and general advice on how to do it yourself – Part 1 of 2. Wickes home improvement and DIY videos are presented by Martin Roberts, of the BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer, together with his long-time friend and builder Dave Hughes. These original productions demonstrate how to successfully complete a typical DIY project of how to lay a real wood floor.

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which underlay should i use with real wood flooring?

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i have recently purchased some real wood flooring which i plan to lay myself the only thing is that it is going to be layed upon existing timber floor and the bathroom is below this room should i use a damp proof membrane underlay to stop any moisture getting under the floor and would fibre underlay boards be ok to use on top of the membrane before i lay the floor?
the flooring we are laying isn’t going in the bathroom, but the room above the bathroom. thanks anyway.

We recently did this in our bathroom too. We didn’t use a waterproof thing though, we used this big foam board stuff. Its like thin really light foam board and it comes in big packs.

DIY – How to lay a real wood floor (Part 1)

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Expert DIY and home improvement advice from www.wickes.co.uk on how to lay a real wood floor. Tips and general advice on how to do it yourself – Part 1 of 2. Wickes home improvement and DIY videos are presented by Martin Roberts, of the BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer, together with his long-time friend and builder Dave Hughes. These original productions demonstrate how to successfully complete a typical DIY project of how to lay a real wood floor.

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