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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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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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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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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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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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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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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