Maybe a stupid idea but after I paint then renew skirting in bedroom I
will be fitting a new carpet and underfelt.
Is there any benefit in laying down some sort of fireproof lining
(paper) on the floor boards before fitting carpet/underlay or is
underlay generally fireproof these days.
Assuming something would be available.
The bedroom is above the kitchen so most likely place if ever there was
What's this "fireproof lining (paper)"? Something intumescent? A
quick google doesn't return anything that appears to be a floor
I suppose something that sealed the floor might give you a few more
minutes but a rate of rise "smoke" alarm in the kitchen linked to the
others around the house would alert you well before anything
intumescent was swelling up.
I think the polyurethane chip underlay is impervious to smoke so
using that as the underlay would effectively seal the floor. I'd not
use any rubber based underlay these days.
I'd have thought the place for fire proofing would be the ceiling of the
room below, as if the fire is hot enough to possibly set the carpet alight
surely the wood bits suspending the floor and the floor itself would have
been compromised by the time it got to your underlay.
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Thanks all for the input, it would seem not to be such a good idea.
It was just one of these things I got thinking about as I need to redo
After Grenfell and getting older I realise I would maybe need a bit more
time to climb out a window, the curse of old age :-)
When our farmhouse (Victorian cottages) was done up. The architect
specified 6mm plywood to be laid over the 9" floor boarding. I think
this was intended to smooth rather than add fire resistance but, every
Decent, well maintained alarm as said.
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