Category: Sub-Floor preparation

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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Bonded screed to increase sub-floor height

The need to raise the height of a sub-floor prior to the installation of a bonded/adhered floor covering is a relatively common occurrence. There are many options available from using plywood, thicker or layered beds of adhesive, or even specialist underlays. However,

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Eco Pearls dry quick levelling over uneven chipboard flooring

Chipboard is notorious for being uneven. Over time it can sag. Of course this problem could also be associated with poor joists placement or movement in a property. Whatever the reason, the unevenness needs solving prior to installing any wood

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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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Ted Todd Calico Engineered Wood Floor Installation – Start to Finish

As with some of my other articles, please be warned, this is a LONG write up showing the processes of installing this particular floor covering, in a particular circumstance, using a full bond method of installation. I’ll be noting all

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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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Herringbone Oak Installation Start to Finish

Be Warned! This article is relatively detailed and lengthy. It encapsulates the installation of a fully bonded (adhered/glued down) herringbone oak solid block 22 mm wood floor. This article is NOT a how to guide, although you will gain some

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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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The difference between a damp proof membrane and a vapour barrier

In relation to sensitive (meaning they are directly effected by moisture) floor coverings like engineered wood and laminate floors that are installed on top of an underlay, there is a huge misconception about how to protect them from rising moisture

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How To Stop Sub-Floor Moisture From Damaging Your New Wood Floor

This is one of the biggest questions for people spending a small fortune on a new wood floor and rightly so! Who wants to throw their money down the drain?! Believe me, many have and many will. By finding this

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