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Can timber floors be placed over concrete floors?

Quite often yes, if there is no moisture issues. If the concrete is allowing moisture to soak through then a moisture barrier is need below the timber floor.

Does a subfloor have to be perfectly Level?

There can be some imperfections in the subfloor, high or low spots of less than 3mm. Often a low spot can be filled in, and certainly a protruding nail or raised timber edge can be sanded back.

Some leveling compounds can be used to fill in low spots on the floor.

The underlay between a subfloor and the floating floor is flexible, so it will accomidate some unevenness.

What condition must a subfloor be in?

As long as the subfloor is clean, dry and reasonably level then we can add a floating floor above. A less than perfect subfloor may be the reason why you add a floating floor.

Can we use hydro or electrical heating under floors?

Yes, underfloor heating works well with engineered floorboards. Engineered timber boards experience very little shrinkage or expansion with changing heat, so underfloor heating works well.

What happens with damaged floorboards?

Superficial damage on solid timber, like scratches, can be sanded way on. Sometimes then can even be removed by polishing.

Engineered floors cannot usually be sanded; because the to layer of timber is too thin. Sanding will remove the top layer of wood. A few type of engineered timber can be resanded once if the top layer is reasonably thick.

Does timber need to Acclimatize?

Yes. To acclimatize timber boards they are left in the room where they are to be installed. Timber will expand or contract slightly depending on humidity and temperature conditions. It is best if they expand or contract before they are installed, rather than after.

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Solid timber or engineered floors remain popular because they are attractive and extremely long lasting. Timber can be stain coloured and treated to suit many decors.

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