Oak Flooring

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Sherbs, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Sherbs

    Sherbs New Member

    Afternoon guys (and Girls!)
    I am going to lay 150mm wide 18 or 20 mm thick rustic oak flooring in both a living room and hallway.
    I have 7 year old house (wooden, potton style) thats has a floating floor arrangement. the boarding already down is extreemly flat and even. What is the best way of laying the oak tongue 'n' grooved planks... ?

    1st. is an underlay really needed?
    2nd. should this be glue or glued and nailed?

    Other than that I shall remove and replace the skirting (giving me the chance to hide speaker cables etc).
    I think after that I am okay with the job in hand.

    Thanks for any views. Sherbs.
  2. Wayne K

    Wayne K New Member

  3. yes agreed secret nail with a portanailer- tend to use adhesive - sika T2 on the first and last few rows to avoid face fixing.
  4. Sherbs

    Sherbs New Member

    Thanks for the replys chaps... Looks the way to go forward then, 'secret nails' it is.
  5. man or monkey

    man or monkey New Member

    Are you gonna nail your solid oak floor, to a floating chipboard floor?

    If so nail some ply (6mm at least) down first so you get a better nail retention

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