I have looked through the other threads about this issue and have come
up with conflicting views. My question is simple, can I lay T&G
floorboards directly onto concrete floors without laying any batons to
nail the floorboards to?
Do I have to use laminate directly onto concrete, don't really like
laminate so I would rather not?
I was thinking that I could drill and plug and then screw the
On 16 Jan 2004 06:17:51 -0800, jj email@example.com (JJC001)
You really need to have battens unless you buy the special type of
floor e.g. from Junckers, which has clip fixings and is laid on a
The boards need to be able to move, espcecially across the width.
Having battens puts a slight spring in the floor
If you screw through them directly, to make them look decent you will
need to counterbore and wooden plug them. Do you really want to do
do a few hundred of those.? With battens, you drill and plug the
floor and screw down the battens, then secret nail the boards.
You need to remove and raise or replace the skirting boards so that
the floor goes underneath.
To email, substitute .nospam with .gl
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.