Installing Hardwood Floors on Concrete

It’s great to see so much natural beam comingout from under the rug. Literally thousands of parties are rippingup there carpets to disclose beautiful natural timber storey timbers. Da daaaaaaaaaaaaa Oh, it’s concrete. I knew that. But it’s ok because we are going to show youhow to lay a beautiful natural lumber storey on this concrete pad. We are going to lay the flooring use the directstick approach. Which actually means we are going to glueit and nail it to the concrete pad. Before you begin, your material flooring suppliershould be able to check moisture ranks in the slab to make sure it’s dry enough.There is a large range of emblazons, grainsand diversities of solid material floorings available. The one we have chosen is this glowing colouredoak, it’s going to work really well with the colours we are going to paint the walls. It’s 80 mm wide and 12 mm thick. We start by stigmatizing and checking out the doorframe so that the end bead fits neatly underneath.We are going to lay the boards this mode, alwaysstart with your longest led. Now the lumber is trimmed to size, the fittingof the first timber is critical. It’s gotta be in exactly the right place. To allow for a 10 mm expansion divergence down thisside we have stigmatized the wall an extra 10 mm out here. Using polyurethane adhesive, we glue and nailone dissolve of the first board. This is necessary to rectified perfectly straight, as itis a guide for the rest of the storey. So the very next job in going this firstboard absolutely true is to run a cord position so we can fix this.Just attract it tight Dene. Oh and have you got the pencil and ruler .. Thanks … Applying the string indication as a steer, fingernail andpaint the first board. The adhesive is then evenly spread onto the floorand we can start to lay the beam. Well the adhesive is spread nice and consistently. It’s very important because if you don’t getthat chip right, you get lumps and bumps. We have measured and allowed enough adhesive for1 0 cards. We “il go to” leant those in and then we aregoing to clamp it. Now at this stage, once our first 10 boardsare down we fix squandering these fastens which you can hire from the retailer. Time to close all these gaps up and then wefix and nail the first card or the last board down to hold it all in place. Then we remove the clamps and continue onour way. When you fixing it you made to ensure that youuse an off trimmed as a block, really to protect the tongue on the side of the beam there. Once secured, we are searching for invoked for raisedor drummy stops.We then drill and claw to fix. You right on the end? Yep? We then continue laying the members of the commission which wehave cut at random to create a overwhelmed motif. Well that’s great we are getting there. Regards good. Very good. Well it’s looking great so far, we have almostcome to the end of the laying. The next bit is the sanding and we’re notgoing to do that are we. No I think that calls for an expert. Our expert floor sander exerts this vast arrayof specialist rig to produce a splendid finish on our lumber floor. There are 16 separate steps in the process. He began with a somewhat course paper and thensands both across the board diagonally, and then along the cereal to ensure a dead flatsurface. Recess are passed levelled and sanded to ensurean even professional make. Any imperfections or hammer holes are sided filledand sanded. The tier of articles are then shortened overseparate sanding, finishing with a buffing matted or disc.He then refers the finish over 3 separatecoatings. And we be brought to an end with a awesome undertaking on our beautifulsolid timber floor. Well, we did it. Yeah apart from the sanding. As you have seen sanding can be a little bittricky. I concur, sanding and refining is defiantlya job for the experts. But it looks great. It looks terrific ..