I am now into making good the bedroom floor prior to arranging plastering.
I have fitted joist extensions/ replacements for the floor supports .
So my question now is ,
what material do folks think \ I should best use for the flooring. ?
The area I have to refloor is circa 1mtr x 1.2 mtrs ( including the hearth area that I also removed ) . over 3 new joists running parallel to the old chimney.
The house is 1909 and the rest of the room are original pine floorboards with gaps between the boards.
The bedroom will eventually be re - fitted carpeted so appearance/match of the floor covering is not important.
The thickness of the existing floor boards seems to be circa 18mm . Which seems to be the standard for modern sheet flooring material ?.
On the other hand should I look at buying new / reclaimed boards.? If new , what timber should I be looking for.?
The sheet material seems to come in much larger area than I need. However for a small area cost is not really an issue. I wondered what was considered correct and acceptable to building inspectors in these circumstances.
Many thanks for any thoughts.