Screw down floating floor

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by Joel Drury, Jan 23, 2024.

  1. Joel Drury

    Joel Drury Member

    Hi guys.

    can I screw down an engineered floor that’s floating over underpayment? There are no pipes etc at the joists so if I can would screw at those points.
     
  2. PaintersWillSortIt

    PaintersWillSortIt Active Member

    I suppose the first question is why? Squeaking?
     
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  3. Joel Drury

    Joel Drury Member

    It’s more that I like the idea of the boards being fixed in place. The groove will be glued but I want a belts and braces approach so wondered if they could also be screwed? Have some tongue tite screws. As long as there is an expansion gap around the perimeter and the pipes I can’t see why it can’t be done.
     
  4. PaintersWillSortIt

    PaintersWillSortIt Active Member

    What kind of flooring is it? Proper hardwood, engineered, or laminate?
     
  5. Joel Drury

    Joel Drury Member

    Engineered wood
     
  6. Joel Drury

    Joel Drury Member

    I think seeing as nowhere on the internet says about screwing or nailing it must be a hard no. So I’m going to just go with the floating floor as per the instructions and not be a maverick :D
     
  7. PaintersWillSortIt

    PaintersWillSortIt Active Member

    Sometimes it’s best to follow the crowd.
     
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