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?
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.
I found a good value underlay with built in damp proof barrier at -
Once the underlays down you can just "float" the flooring on top, so no
need for extra glue or nails.
Hope that helps
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)
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