Project: Herringbone Laminate Flooring Installation (Grey Colour)
Before The Works
The client of this herringbone laminate flooring installation project was at the end of a full house refurbushment. The concreate subfloor had a very good level and the flooring, including the underlay were already on site.
How We Did It...
Apart of the flooring product, which was a click-system herringbone parquet-style laminate flooring, there was another interesting side of this project which is worth mentioning.
The underlay which was recommended with this flooring product was "extruded polystyrene" type. This is a very widely available underlay, which FloorWorks will block for use with any installation, due to the issues this type of underlay can cause with the time.
The polystyrene is a type of materials, which flattens on pressure. Pressed by fingers or the weight of the fitters, while installing the floors this material can reduce its thickness by a third, without the ability to reverse it back. This can eventually create difference in the level below the flooring in areas with higher traffic and cause movement and sqeaking noise for products with click system.
Following our advice, the client has switch the underlay to felt type of product, with standard thicknes of 3 mm and built-in membrane.