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WOOD FLOOR INSTALLATION

Modeco Interiors is an established flooring specialist providing floor fitting solutions for all types of wooden floors and accessories. Our services are delivered to the highest standard by our experienced and skilled floor installers ensuring our customers’ satisfaction and in line with our Service Guarantee!

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WOOD FLOOR INSTALLATION

Our team of professionals have long experience in installing hardwood and laminate floors. Whilst wood floors look beautiful and are relatively uncomplicated to install, having a perfect floor means you might want to leave your wood floor installation to professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge, experience, equipment and materials. We also have the necessary wood and laminate floor fitting tools and accessories to ensure complete service, including skirting boards or beadings installation and trimming of doors, where needed.

 

The installation method used will depend on a range of factors including but not limited to: Type of joint, type of subfloor, moisture content, and underfloor heating. Wood floors can be installed using floated method, Secret Nailing, or Gluing. In general, solid wood should be glued or installed using secret-nailing, whilst engineered wood are typically floated.

 

The presence of underfloor heating limits the type of wood floor that can be installed, and also the installation method. Engineered wood above 15mm will generally require gluing down if fitted over underfloor heating. A very important aspect of floor installation is the expansion gap. Wood being a natural product expands and contracts with changes in humidity. A space must be allowed for adequate expansion otherwise the floor will bow-out at some point.

 

An expansion gap of between 10mm and 14mm is allowed around the perimeter of the installed floor. This can be covered either by fitting the skirting on top of the flooring, or by using scotia.

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INSTALLATION METHODS

Floating Click:

This is a glueless method, typical for installations for thinner engineered floors and laminates. Each plank connects to the neighbouring ones through a locking profile, which secures the planks in place without the need of adhesives. As the planks are not bonded directly to the sub-floor, laying an underlay for additional sound insulation or damp-proofing can be of great benefit.

 

Tongue & Groove:

Each plank connects to the others through grooves and tongues, much like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. This method allows installation of flooring planks with a thickness of 18 mm and over. Glue-Down Using professional adhesives can sometimes be the only way of laying wooden flooring. ARK Interiors & Flooring uses high-quality flexible glues for application on concrete or in areas where pipes can be present below. This method is appropriate for parquet blocks fitting or mosaics, and patterned panels.

 

Nail-Down:

The name says it all. What it does not mention is that there is no trace of any nails visible for the eye, as they are placed below the surface of the plank in an angle of 45 degrees, pushing the plank down and backwards to the previous row. Using nails to fasten the planks is advisable for hardwood with a thickness of 18 mm and over.

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