Jerri Nicholson Flooring November 21st, 2018 - 03:34:01
This particular floor is a twelve-millimeter floor, so it is a decent quality. It comes with the under pad already attached to the back and that takes a whole step out of the project. So before we get started on the flooring, let's talk preparation, okay, so preparation for doing new flooring. Job, of course, is you have to get your existing subfloor in the condition where you're ready to put your new flooring down. That means it has to be tight. You don't want it moving around. This is really old flooring. This is one and a half inch soft lumber and it's nailed through the tongue and groove into the joists, which are on 16 inches on center.
You can see all the joints are for the flooring that helps to identify where the boards are underneath and the simplest way to do this. Really you just go around walking and have somebody observe if the boards are moving and if they're moving, then what you want to do is line up on the joist line and just have some surface screws down in there and tighten it all up. Okay, once you've gone through and got your floor, nice and tight keep your drilling screws handy in case you find something along the way, but that's about all you need to do to prep your floor.
If you have existing flooring on there in the room, then I always suggest, before you put the laminate floor down, remove the old flooring, because you don't have the ability to inspect your subfloor and that's important. If you have holes or you have squeaky points or you have things that are moving around, you want to get that dealt with early, because once you put your new laminate floor on, if it's moving around too much you're gonna break the joints, and it's not gonna last very long, the other thing you want to do before you get started is to make sure you sweep and vacuum your room when you have tongue and groove joints like this, that are over a hundred year old, you want to actually vacuum out each one Of these gaps, because we're gonna create an area here where, as you step on a floating floor, there will be some air movement underneath the floor and that'll encourage dirt to blow around.
So if you can get it all now, you won't get crunching later and yes, you just remember you laminate floor can go on concrete, just make sure you use a vapor barrier as a part of your under pad, and you can always talk to your floor supplier