Place a floating floor

Place a floating floorFloating floors are offered in laminate or wooden massive. They are less expensive than fiberglass, wood and more resistant to abrasion during operation. However, they have lower durability and is not unlike wood renovate. When moving around the floor laminate is also noisier. Finally, after laminate awarded falls one who prefers pure natural materials. However, it must reckon with a higher susceptibility to scratches and more demanding maintenance floor surface moreover often required before starting treatment with a special varnish, if they are harga lantai kayu yogyakarta not already factory-adjusted partial plates. What, however, both types of floating floors in common is their relatively easy to install.

Laying floating floors can briefly describe a few steps: comparing the surface of the substrate suitable trowel and allow to dry (must be flat, dry, clean and non-greasy), then the substrate reaches vapor barrier (plastic sheeting) and puts the expansion tape (Miralon). However, the actual installation of flooring is recommended to hire a specialized company. Yet however many handymen trying laminate flooring with the success of DIY. How to do it?

substrate Preparation

In fact it is just as important as the actual PODKŁADKA slat flooring surface treatment of the substrate. Especially in prefabricated apartment buildings, we can be sure that the ground is not flat. Take a long spirit level (eg. 2 m) or longer rod, and in several places the floor, lay it (of course, after the demolition of the original floor coverings). ShopSavvy reveal inequality, you can take the wedge and block it up to reach the plane. While you can count on with a tolerance of 2 mm, which allows the floating floor. If the height of the underlay greater than 2 mm must trowel applied leveling compound. And this activity dares less DIY than on the actual laying of flooring slats.

The problem may be wet concrete of the background, although it is perfectly flat. For example, insufficiently dry concrete in new construction or concrete floors on the ground floor of an older home. In this case, the coating must be of sufficiently insulated flooring. The moisture content can be measured, but it most often done as part of the company laying floor coverings on a turnkey basis.

The substrate may be in older homes except concrete and particle boards or planks. In this case, it is advisable to book a craftsman who removed the original particle board (if not too wet and damaged, it is not necessary) and replace with new, or putting new boards on the original board. Another possible solution is tearing the old floor and create a new concrete surface, including waterproofing.

Before modifying the original concrete surface it is necessary to use a primer that adheres sufficiently leveling compound. Squeegee the primed surface spills, spread and leveled. Must dry 24 to 48 hours, depending on the room temperature. If the dried up easily at the first sight. Still moist places are different hue. Expect an investment of about 500, – CZK 1 per bag screed 25 kg.

Subsequently regarded vapor barrier (plastic sheeting) costs 15, – CZK per meter. It is laid with an overlap of 20 cm between strips (parts). Subsequently considered foam mat (e.g. Mirelon), however, be used even fibreboard. If you plan to lay under the floating floor underfloor heating (eg. Electric heating mats), it is necessary to use styrofoam plates.

Laying laminate flooring

Slats flooring consider in rows and always begin with one of the walls of the room, 1 cm from the wall – thereby creating expansion joint. The gap is appropriate to mark 1 cm thick wedges. If we forget to dilate, we run the risk of buckling floors. Slats consider after rows so that is always first connect with each other on a simple mechanical lock that is part of the slats. Then join a range on the previous one. It depends on the particular system lock, it is also possible that we will have slats together přiklepnout hammer. Shorter ends of the individual slats must pass in rows of about 30-40 cm.

Fit if we are already into the room to the length of a whole series of plank, we need to cut it to an exact dimension. Each new series begin, then the remaining piece of the last incised plates previous series. Thus, we consider a floating floor to the opposite side of the room than we started with.

Above expansion joint, then fasten to the wall baseboards and gaps between rails and walls jointed always. If we flooring decor follows the decor or other surface, use a transition strips.

Delivery of flooring is often full and at a discounted price, or including skirting and transition moldings, foam pads and a vapor barrier.

The self-laying flooring but worthwhile financially. If you take into consideration that you get the goods, including VAT (by the end of this year 20%), the difference between the VAT on the price of labor. While the company will provide you with a floating floor, including material by the end of this year for 10%. From 1.1. 2012 will be the difference only 6% (reduced rate of VAT increases from 10 to 14%). When self-installation will cost you a high quality laminate flooring by the end of this year, about 350, – CZK / m2 + additional 300, – CZK / m2 pay for penetration, leveling screed, vapor barrier, foam pad and skirting = 650 CZK / m2 in total. While in the case lay flooring company will pay 700, – CZK / m2. The difference amounts to only about 50, – CZK / m2.

Laminate flooring

Traditional laminate floors are most often melamine, consisting of an upper layer of melamine resin (which is cured with UV rays), decorative paper (the floors creates décor – visible appearance) and of the substrate, typically of chipboard. The price of laminate flooring is affected by the thickness and composition of layers of slats. Depending on the composition of layers has a concrete floor properties – insulating ability, durability and longevity.

Wooden floors

Wooden floors are most often three layers, usually glued in a sandwich, consisting of the top wear layer, the core (center) and the bottom layer of the tension, preventing movement of the floor along the substrate. It is a durable and stable covering of natural materials, which affects the price of the used material (type of wood), the number of layers (typically 3 or 2) and resistance to humidity and mechanical damage. Wooden floors require a specific approach and maintenance.

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