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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!!

3 Responses to “how do i fit real wood flooring to a concrete floor?”

  1. stubblejumper42 Says:

    you need to install a sub-floor
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  2. maca Says:

    the only way to get round that problem is lay the wood as a floating floor with a membrane underneath but then you have the problem of fastening the boards together???
    Or another way would be to sell the wood to someone who has need of the wood for another project
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  3. GARETH Says:

    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!!
    References :

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