There are several different ways to install a solid timber, engineered timber, laminate or vinyl plank floor. When dealing with Coastal Flooring you can rest assured that the correct flooring installation method will be applied to your home.
Coastal Flooring has a wide range of experience with Direct Stick Methods, Plank on Ply, Floating Methods and and installing timber over battens or joists.
The timber floor is stuck directly to the concrete subfloor using timber flooring adhesive and top nailed with galvanised nails to neutralise hollow spots and hold the timber floor in place to allow full adhesion to the concrete subfloor.
Plank on Ply
12mm plywood sheets are installed over the concrete subfloor using timber flooring adhesive and top nailed with galvanised nails to create a plywood subfloor. The timber flooring is installed over the plywood subfloor utilising the direct stick or floating methods of installation.
This option is commonly used when attempting to match up differing heights in your flooring or to remedy an uneven concrete subfloor.
In addition, Plank on Ply is the only installation method applicable to the installation of a Parquetry timber floor, as it provides the most stable subfloor to work on and hold the intricate designs that we create together both during and after installation.
A foam underlay is rolled over the concrete subfloor and the timber flooring is installed over the foam underlay.
This is predominantly used for the installation of laminate, bamboo and prefinished engineered timber floors – however raw engineered products can also be installed using the floating method.
Treated Pine or solid Jarrah battens are installed over the concrete subfloor using timber flooring adhesive and top nailed with galvanised nails. The timber floor is installed over the battens using either the top nailing / secret nailing or hand nailing method.
This method of installation is only available to structural grade 19mm solid timbers and some raw engineered products and creates a traditional timber flooring that is quite soft underfoot and forgiving to live on.