Project: Installation of Dark Stained Engineered Oak Flooring

  • Engineered Oak Flooring, 20 mm #1

  • Engineered Oak Flooring, 20 mm #2

  • Finishing around banisters #3

  • Finishing on stairs #4

  • after #5

  • Change of direction in sloping area #6

  • Engineered Oak Flooring, 20 mm 1
  • Engineered Oak Flooring, 20 mm 2
  • Finishing around banisters 3
  • Finishing on stairs 4
  • after 5
  • Change of direction in sloping area 6

Before The Works

The challenge in this floor installation project spreading over 2 floors width good sized bedrooms, was in the connection of the landings with the adjacent rooms. 

On the initial site visit we noticed that this victorian house has gone through relatively recent renovation, which tried to resolve a structural issue with the level of the floors. The original floorboards were replaced with chipboard, layed over levelled joists. However, the landings were left out of the equasion - understandably,  as they are directly connected to the staircase, which cannot be "easily" modified or replaced.

Unless otherwise specified or requested by the client our teams will lay the floors without interruption between the rooms. In this particular case, doorbars would need to be installed to create transition between the leveled bedrooms and the sloping landings.

How We Did It...

The scope of our works in this project involved installation of wide, 20 mm thick engineered oak plank in dark brown colour, laid over Duralay Excel Silver underlay.

The floors will be finished with solid, white coated scotia beading and the landing finished with solid oak stair nosing and L-bead profile.

Prior to the floor works we have inspected the subfloor and made sure, the chipboard sheets are well refitted prior to the works.

To turn the defect into effect we have suggested to the client to change the direction of the boards on the sloping landings across the boards in the bedrooms in addition to the thresholds on the doorways. The idea was well accepted by client.