How To Install Engineered Flooring
Not sure how to install engineered flooring? In this guide we will take you through the general process of laying your engineered floor. The technical details will change based on the room or the specific floor chosen so you'll also need to refer to the manufacturers guides before you start your installation.
Fitting Engineered Flooring Around Pipes
If you're fitting your new engineered flooring around any pipes, mark the position of the pipe on the floorboard you're laying. Drill a hole about 16mm larger in diameter than the pipe and make two angle saw cuts from the board edge to the sides of the hole to cut a wedge out of the board. Fit the board and carefully glue the small off-cut wedge behind the pipe.
Installing Engineered Flooring in Large Rooms
When installing engineered floors, it’s important to remember that when wooden boards expand, they expand across their width (across the boards) not their length (along the boards). Whilst the length of a room isn’t a concern, you should pay close attention to the width. If your room is more than 10m wide, all you need to do is separate the floor up into sections, leaving an expansion gap between the areas. A threshold trim or something similar can be used to hide the gap. Please note: some manufacturers’ guidelines differ on the maximum width of a room, so please check for your specific floor.
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