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Installation the key to a beautiful Timber Floor

Blisswood Timber Floors offers a complete timber flooring installation service. Our professional installers have a wealth of experience and our quality of workmanship is second to none.

 

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SUPERIOR TIMBER FLOOR INSTALLATION

 

Step 1: Expert Product Knowledge

 

- Timber species and characteristics

- Fixing Systems

- Recommending the right product, fixing and finish to endure and best fit your requirements

 

Step 2: Use and Site Demands on the flooring

 

- We take the time to establish your usage demands and what site and subfloor conditions demand of the floor system

- We analyse acclimatisation and movement considerations

- We look at sunlight, moisture and likely wear problems.

Moisture content and Equilibrium Moisture Content play a major factor in floor failure. 

 

Step 3: Quality Assured Installation

 

- Preparation & levelness to exacting tolerances

- Movement allowances

- System checklists and installation supervision

 

Step 4: Sanding Perfection

- the right equipment

- minimum timber loss

- highlighting grain

 

Step 5: Highest Standard Polish

- gloss levels of choice

- colour options

- consistency

- completeness of cover

- as dust free as possible

 

Installation Methods

Depending on design, type of flooring required, and budget, one of the following systems can be used for residential and some commercial projects.

 

Timber Floor Installation Over Concrete

 

The Plywood System- a cushioned effect

This system is recommended for quality residential work, where a secret nailed Tongue & Groove floor is required. This system involves laying a moisture barrier over the concrete, then fixing the 15mm plywood sheeting to the concrete using high tensile steel fixings. The floor boards are then secret nailed and fully glued to the plywood, giving a finished height of 34 mm for 19mm flooring and 29mm height for 14mm flooring. This system is preferred in residential installations as the solid mass of plywood sub floor is a quieter floor to walk on compared to the hollow sound of the Batten System.

The Batten System

This system is mainly used for fixing wide board Tongue & Groove flooring over concrete using a 70 mm x 35 mm hardwood batten which is fixed over a moisture barrier. The flooring is then glued and hand nailed through the top of the board to the battens, giving a finished height of 54 mm.

A 19 mm hardwood batten can also be used to secret nail and fix an 80 mm x 19 mm Tongue & Groove floor board over concrete, giving a finished height of 38 mm. This is a more economical system than the Plywood System, but has the disadvantage of being drummy to walk on.

Direct Glue System

This system involves gluing Tongue & Groove flooring directly to the concrete slab. As the adhesion of the glue is critical with this system, the concrete surface has to be extremely even and flat. If the concrete surface is uneven the concrete will need to be levelled with a special concrete levelling material. If the concrete slab has moisture content or relative humidity that is too high for direct contact with timber, then a liquid moisture barrier is applied. 

 

Timber Floor Installation Over Particle Board

 

The particle board must be securely fastened to the supporting joists and needs to be pre-sanded (not just the joints), so that the floor is completely flat.  The floor boards are then secret nailed and fully glued to the particle board, giving a finished height of 34 mm for 19mm flooring and 29mm height for 14mm flooring.

 

Direct to Joists

Start with a dry ventilated subfloor space. Fix builder’s plastic if necessary. Timber Floor Boards to be glued and secret nailed directly to joists.

Boards over 85mm are usually top nailed. Sanded and finished in-situ.

 

Over existing timber floor

 

If you have an existing timber floor, the new floor can be installed directly over the top. Clean and ensure all the existing boards are securely nailed to joists. Then secret or top nail new boards to the old boards.