Finishing works and installation of flooring occur at the last stage of repair work. After the installation of windows, doors, walls, ceiling, covering them with the final material should proceed to the final installation of solid wood flooring. This material looks like laminate and parquet, but much more durable and more practical. Installation of a solid board with your own hands should occur only when the walls and floors are completely dry, the relative humidity in the room should not exceed 60%. The temperature at the floor level cannot be less than 10 ° С in building standards, and 18–22 ° С indoors.
The layout of a massive board.
Layout for laying solid wood on logs.
A plan for attaching a solid board to a screed.
The installation of the first row of the board should be carried out very carefully, since the whole series of material depends on its location. Move it 10-12 mm away from the wall for thermal expansion. The massive board on glue which does not contain a water basis fastens. The massive board turns around to the wall with a groove and is fixed through the front side with a screw or a nail.
The second and subsequent rows are fitted with a rubber hammer or with a bar, the minimum gaps are insulated with glue, so moisture will not flow through them.
After carefully pressing the board and shrinking on the glue, it is fixed with screws or studs using a pneumatic tool. Nails are hammered at an angle of 45 ° C into the spike places, which are subsequently closed by the next floorboard.
With the advent of one-sided adhesive backing, elastinol, the need for laborious work is significantly reduced. The substrate has excellent sound and thermal insulation properties. Its use ensures reliable fixation of the floorboard and protects the swelling.The lining is placed on the screed adhesive side up, after which the massive board is mounted from one wall to another.
Laying a massive board in this way eliminates the use of screws or nails, the construction of labor-intensive platforms and elevations, you will not need to fill in the screed either.
The first and last rows are fixed on the front side of the material, and these grooves are subsequently closed with plinths.
Types for laying solid wood.
Floorboard from an array may or may not have a factory varnish coating. After the board is laid, it should be sanded and varnished. From 3 to 7 layers of lacquer coating can be laid on the surface of the board; after each, the surface should be polished with a disk tool. The number of layers affects the strength and specularity of the floor.
The installation of baseboards is carried out according to the recommendations of the manufacturer. After that, a reliable and durable coating will last for a long time, and your own installation efforts will save you a substantial amount of savings.
In the course of work, you may need a certain tool:
Using the above recommendations, flooring from an array can be done on its own.
By carefully cleaning the room and not exceeding the humidity level, the solid wood board will serve for a long time and will delight you with the structure of natural wood.
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