Oak Engineered Boards Installation in NW6 Hampstead, London

As the old cedar installed in 1943 became horrendously squeaky and noisy beyond repairs we had to remove it and expose the substructure. A challenging project which encompassed a considerable work with the sub-floor.
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A challenging project which encompassed a considerable work with the sub-floor.

As the old cedar installed in 1943 became horrendously squeaky and noisy beyond repairs we had to remove it and expose the substructure. Our client wanted to increase the sound insulation in the floor thus the all the voids were filled with earthwool mineral wool. The cedar boards were replaced with 18mm plywood which we screwed into the existing battens.
We didn't use chipboard as it it highly susceptible to become squeaky and sag through the years.
Over the new sub-floor the wide oak boards were glued down thus a higher strength was achieved.

Analysing the layout of the flat, and the source of natural light we opted for a change of direction to achieve the best look for the floor from different angles.

The wonderful engineered boards were supplied by The Natural Wood Floor Co., our preferred manufacturer of quality wooden floors.  

Wooden Boards: Oak Engineered Natural Pre-lacquered OLNF/210
Dimensions: Width 210mm, Thickness 20mm, Length : various up to 2900mm.
Finish: Clear lacquer
Location: NW6 Hampstead, London

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