And it will probably do a better job of sound deadening when you walk on it.
Agree with all that. The difficulty of the job (in this case) is related to
the complexity of the "twiddly bits". If you've got 4 radiators in the room,
it's not very square and you've got alcoves all over the place in a small
room it will be more complicated and a lot slower than a large simple
rectangular room. Laying large numbers of uncut boards really is the easy
bit. Ditto the underlay.
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It's not too dificult, I've done several and I would say that the trickiest
area is around a door ie. sawing into the architrave and sliding the board
under without gaps. Go for quality (I found Richard Burbridge to be easier to
fit than the cheaper brands) and do practise runs say with hardboard for
Once you get going its easy but do use a mask cos that hdf is nasty stuff, good
Thanks for all the advice...... a few more questions....
Is it better to use an all in one foam underlay (which seems quiet
thin) or to lay a membrane and fiber board ? Does the two layers offer
better heat insulation and reduce noise ?
If you do membrane and then fiber board - does the membrane go down
Apart from the tools that seem to be on offer at all laminate
retailers what special tools might I need ? I've heard people mention
good saws - do I need an electric one ?
I've tried both, and I definitely prefer the membrane + 1/4"
fiber board approach. Warmer and quieter.
Depends how much you're doing. The first room I ever did I used
a hand saw. Not too much hard work. Last room I did I used my
trusty sliding chopsaw, which makes life much easier. I guess it
comes down to whether you want a new toy or not.
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