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Guide to Fixing Down Wooden Floors with Fixings

The Flooring Group brings a short article, which we consider is basic thing but a must-know by all flooring technicians and a good-to-know for every enthusiast to try and fix an old wooden floor or perhaps even install a new one. Let’s hear out what London floor professionals have to say.

Most London flooring experts prefer using ring-shank nails or sometimes even screws on plywood, as they are easy to install and provide a stable connection between the underfloor and the covering one. Nailing it down is also an option too, but it takes more skill and precision, there is a chance to damage the floor while hammering and the neighbours might not be very pleased with the noise.

What if we are installing hardwood, the wood is much more dense and it is really hard getting out any fixings once they penetrate it, basically plywood’s complete opposite. Make sure you aren’t using small head ones as they are impossible to remove once inserted.

Flooring isn’t always installing new wooden floors over old ones, sometimes you have to start from scratch. Sometimes you might be installing replacing chipboard or just some floorboards. Floorboards (at least softwood ones) are usually nailed down to the joists, but chipboards require some screwing, as they are very prone to squeaking when walking on them.

Our London flooring contractors say that, choice of fixings is a personal preferences, but one must always take into consideration the site conditions and the material you are working with. Before applying the covering floor, always make sure that the holes are filled properly by the fixings.

We hope that The Flooring Group has helped you again in your journey to achieving a prominent look on your floors. If you enjoyed this article, make sure to check our other articles for more information about flooring.