Do I need to Acclimatise Wooden
You may have heard the horror stories about wood flooring which has risen up in people's homes or about large gaps opening up after solid wood flooring installation. Moisture is one of the main reasons behind most wooden floor failures. And it is very important to be aware that all of these problems can be easily avoided and one of the most important ways to avoid a disaster is to check your site conditions are suitable before acclimatising your solid wood flooring.
This leads to strongly recommending letting the flooring acclimatise to the humidity and temperature in your house, especially during winter and autumn. So you don't have to do much, other than bringing the packs inside, spreading them out and letting them stay there for up to a week, depending on the type of flooring.
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Click: This is a glueless method, typical for engineered floor fitting and laminates. Each plank connects to the neighbouring ones through a locking profile, which secures the planks in place without the need of adhesives. As the planks are not bonded directly to the sub-floor, laying an underlay for additional sound insulation or damp-proofing can be of extra great benefit.
Tongue & Groove: Each plank connects to the others through grooves and tongues, much like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. So this method allows the installation of flooring planks with a thickness of 18 mm and over.
Using professional adhesives can sometimes be the only way of laying wooden flooring. FlooringFirst uses high-quality flexible glues for application on concrete, or in areas where pipes can be present below. So this method is appropriate for parquet floor fitting, or mosaics and patterned panels.
The name says it all. What it does not mention is that there is no trace of any nails visible, as they are placed below the surface of the plank at a 45 degrees angle, pushing the plank down, and backwards to the previous row. Using nails to fasten the planks is advisable for hardwood with a thickness of 18 mm and over.
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No flooring and tiling job is too small for Onifit. We pride ourselves in laying all kinds of flooring such as hardwood, laminate, ceramic, and porcelain serving both residential and commercial clients. So we can help you choose a style of flooring that would suit your home and have it installed when requested, leaving you with a sparkly new look that will give you great pleasure as you entertain family and friends.
Before any installation we can help prepare and test both the room and sub flooring is in adequate condition to lay your expensive new flooring avoiding any disasters.