Right, having abandoned the idea of widening the double doorway between the
two downstairs reception rooms I am currently getting on with the job of
actually laying the new floor.
They're 145mm wide T&G oak boards that are going down, and I've started from
the primary reference wall in the first room.
When I reach the doorway, these boards will be laid through it and into the
next room so that there is no disconnect.
However, the second room will then have an area between the doorway and the
Now, as I'm nailing through the tongues I cannot lay the boards in reverse
Any ideas how I can ensure that the boards are laid tightly together working
from the wall in the second room towards the doorway, so that there isn't an
unsightly gap of a couple of mm that would inevitably ensue from
loose-laying, marking and measuring, etc?
Don Bollinger's book on hardwood floors suggests reversing the boards and
inserting a slip tongue in the joining section, but in this caase what do I
use as the slip tongue? Some ripped-down ply?
Any suggestions gratefully received....
email me at
richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk