This method is used on Laminate and engineered flooring. As the picture suggests, black plastic is laid first on the bare concrete slab to help prevent moisture from penetrating the flooring. Following this comes the underlay which comes in various types depending on your budget. Once this has been laid, the timber Laminate or engineered boards follow.
This is by far the most popular method here in Western Australia for the fixing of your new timber floor. As the picture suggests, a moisture barrier is applied to the concrete slab, then the timber is glued and nailed to the concrete. The overlay timber used in this method can range from 10mm to 14mm in thickness, however 19mm can still be used.
Plank on ply is very useful when the concrete slab has slight variations. A moisture barrier is applied to the concrete slab, then sheets of plywood are glued and nailed direct to the concrete. The timber is then glued and top nailed with small brads to the plywood.
Plank on battens is mainly used in houses where the client wants the hollow sounding floors, just like the older houses where 19mm boards were nailed onto joists. Now a days though, we either apply black plastic or apply a moisture barrier onto the concrete slab, fix the battens down, then glue the timber onto the battens. The boards used for this method must be 19mm or above to compensate.
Artistic Timber Floors craftsmen take pride in their work. With pride comes care, with care comes the ‘craft’. Installing, sanding, staining and finishing floorboards is an activity that involves skill and serious attention to detail is required in all stages of the process.
Upon completion of your floor, you will find our attention to detail is what makes us that little bit better than your average timber flooring company. We don’t cut corners, every aspect of your floor will be done to the highest standards. Solid wood floorboards can be applied on wooden battens, joists, directly onto flat concrete (direct stick) or onto plywood (plank on ply).