Category: Problem floors and poor installations

How to remove a high spot from concrete

When installing any floor covering, in particular a wood floor covering, high spots in concrete can be a real issue. Low spots are a pain as well but dealing with them is far easier. Most of the time simply filling

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Squeaky chipboard in a yoga studio

Probably one of the worst things you could imagine for a Yoga studio setting, squeaky chipboard flooring! Not exactly conducive to the path of spiritual development. We were recently asked by the owners of this newly renovated yoga studio in Nottingham,

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Never screw or nail into a floorboard or chipboard

One of the most common problems in any home is squeaky or loose floorboards. Often the aftermath of plumbing work. For a diy’er, the solution may seem simple, just put some screws/nails in the loose boarding. Do believe me here

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Another squeaky chipboard floor replacement!

Well, this and last month has seen our team in Carlisle, Southport, and Doncaster replacing squeaky chipboard flooring. In one sentence, I think that just about sums up how wide spread the issue of squeaky chipboard is. Granted it doesn’t

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What is the purpose of a DPM sandwich?

The ultimate purpose of a Damp proof membrane (DPM) sandwich is to prevent/suppress moisture coming from a concrete slab damaging a final floor covering. However, the term ‘sandwich’ refers to a specific method. We’ll be looking at the purpose or

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Squeaky Chipboard There Is A Solution

If you live in what we class as a new build modern property, you’ll no doubt be well aware of the issues with squeaky, creaky, bouncy chipboard flooring. It can be, and I’ll go as far to say, IS torture.

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Dry Floor Levelling System – Eco Pearls

The levelling of a sub-floor (the floor beneath your final floor covering), can be a nightmare for many. Not just in a diy context, but even for seasoned professionals. Often leaving people with the expensive option of using a levelling

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Why you should NOT install a wood floor straight on top of an old parquet floor!

It’s a questioned often asked and pops up frequently in online discussions.¬†Can a wood floor be installed straight on top of an old parquet floor? Well, the answer is clearly going to be subjective, but within the contents of this

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Failed self levelling compound

It’s one of THE most important materials in the flooring industry. It’s one of THE most important components in a flooring project. Self levelling compound (SLC) can truly make or break any floor covering. In particular, a floor covering that

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Bouncy squeaky chipboard floor replaced with structural ply

The problem of bouncy squeaky chipboard flooring is well documented and a constant issue that I come across and have come across on a regular basis over the past 17 years. We recently got commissioned to solve this problem in

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