Laying Wooden Floors


Hi, I'm planning to lay wood (or possibly laminate wood) flooring in our house. The problem is the ground floor has a concrete subfloor. What is the best way to do this? Should I attach them to batons on the concrete or directly to the concrete? And what material will I need to put directly between the floorboards and the concrete?
Thanks
lsd
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Wooden or laminate flooring are known as floating floors - because they are not actually fixed to the subfloor underneath in any way. The only consideration when laying on a concrete subfloor is that you first need to lay a damp-proof vapour barrier. Then you use whatever underlay you choose - but the felt boards are the best. Good luck Graham
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I found a good value underlay with built in damp proof barrier at - www.woodfloors2u.com
Once the underlays down you can just "float" the flooring on top, so no need for extra glue or nails.
Hope that helps
Billy
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I've tried this type of underlay - wasn't very impressed. It's only 2mm thick and does not have as good a sound and 'feel' as the feltboard underlay - I would still recommend a separate damp membrane and feltboard (wickes is cheap for feltboard) Graham
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Excellent. Thanks for these. Think I'll go with the felt and DPC underlays as a big concern is the dead sound you can get in some rooms from the flooring/underlay.
Get the f**k out to reply. lsd
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