Oak Floor over concrete

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Synthesiser, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Synthesiser

    Synthesiser Member

    Yes guys its that old favourite again!
    reading the previous posts re solid flooring over concrete
    I propose to lay 18mm ply over concrete and then use portanailer to secret nail in tongue, question is should I fix ply to concrete (screw and plug) or leave loose, its a new build and client wants oak flooring in, no doorframes in yet or skirting so floor levels not a problem. I know ive got to acclimatise timber and leave expansion joint around edge, should I glue anywhere? boards are unfinished and client wants em waxed any brand recommended?
    Cheers Guys
  2. problem

    problem New Member

    Personally, i would use battens for this. Ply wont grip as much as the wooden battens will. Check your length sizes and space the batten accordingly.

  3. Synthesiser

    Synthesiser Member

    Cheers Passy!
  4. Synthesiser

    Synthesiser Member

    Passy do you glue your flooring to the battens or just secret nail?
  5. mark-floorer

    mark-floorer New Member

    Just nail them to the battens !!

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