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by mack4
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Cracking noises in solid oak flooring?
Replies: 3
Views: 4360

By the time you get this your floor will have quietened down.It can take a little time for new hardwood floors to "bed" in, what you are hearing are stress noises (floor tightening) nothing to worry about.Though it can be a bit spooky when there's no one else around! :shock:
by mack4
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Cracking noises in solid oak flooring?
Replies: 3
Views: 4360

As you have probably noticed by now your flooring will have quietened down.When hardwood floors are new they can take a little time to "bed" in.It can be a bit alarming when the floor creaks and no one is around. :shock:
by mack4
Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: flooring
Replies: 5
Views: 4871

Floor levels

Are you going to cover both kitchen and diner with the same material?Bear in mind there will be movement between screed and boards, which may lead to the vinyl failing,at that point ,in the future.The joint should be overlapped from the boards onto the screed by at least 150mm and fixed by screws or...
by mack4
Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: Help! laying new flooring over old joists
Replies: 2
Views: 4904

New flooring old joists

If the flooring is T&G all round it will be OK to lay without cutting back on the joist.To cut back will result in an inordinate amount of waste Just try to have the ends of adjacent boards on "either" side of the joists.Take it from an ex pro. mack Not OK at all unless you put extra n...
by mack4
Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Can't undo a fixing
Replies: 2
Views: 4180

Can't undo fixing

If it's possible cut a slot in the screw head with a junior hacksaw, then back the screw out with a slotted screwdriver.
by mack4
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Flooring and Floor Coverings Forum
Topic: laying engineered wood over carpet underlay
Replies: 2
Views: 6398

Engineered flooring

With a [u]carpet underlay being much springier, your glue may fail in the T&G.[/u]
by mack4
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Concealed door closers
Replies: 2
Views: 5510

Door closer

Pull the chain out as far as it will go, then slip a nail in between the links, this will give you enough slack to fix the plate on to the jamb.
by mack4
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: Concealed door closers
Replies: 2
Views: 5510

Door closer

Pull the chain out as far as it will go, then slip a nail in between the links, this will give you enough slack to fix the plate to the jamb. :)
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