Solid Wood Installation
Acceptable Sub Floors
- Joists (20mm only)
Choose a starting wall according to the most aesthetically or architecturally important elements in the room, taking into consideration fireplaces, doors, cabinets and transitions, as well as the squareness of the room. The starting wall will often be the longest unbroken wall in the room.
Solid wood floors can be glued directly to the sub floor, 20mm Products can be nailed to timber sub floors.
For glue or nail installations where the maximum width exceeds 8m, extra expansion should be allowed in between the rows of the boards allowing 1mm of extra expansion for every meter exceeding the maximum width. For example a 10m wide room will require an extra 2mm of expansion distributed across the floor.
Where possible expansion gaps must be left though doorways/archways and covered with T-sections to break up large areas of installation and a minimum expansion space of 15mm must be left around the perimeter and all vertical obstructions.
Distribute lengths, avoiding “H” patterns and other discernible patterns in adjacent runs. Stagger end joints at least three times the width of the boards, as product allows.