Unique underlay, boards and adhesives are readily available to lower step and sound transmission with British Basic or similarly ranked decibel reduction. These are much easier to install under engineered oak flooring which is merely floated over the top of acoustic underlays such as Timbermate Excel or Radula boards.
Excel can be installed below secret nailed solid wood flooring to lower step. However, there wills some transmission through the nail to the sub floor below.
Elastic polyurethane adhesives such as Sitka T52 or Fast Bond enable solids to be bonded to the subfloor without nail fixing, produce decibel decrease and can be incorporated with a unique underlay system to even lower noise transmission.
- Usage narrower boards, strip rather than the slab.
- Set up over play.
- Heating should be running prior to delivery of floor covering.
- Acclimatize the floor covering totally beforehand, may need racking out the flooring.
- Do not fully switch off the system for long periods.
- British Basic 8201 recommends a lumber wetness material of 6 -8%.
Our engineered oak flooring in Hertfordshire is made from two or more layers of wood. The leading layer, called the lamella is the ended up wood and this is the surface that is visible so uses the highest quality lumber. The core layers are often made from plywood or thinner wood and these are glued together to make a sandwich effect. Each layer of wood is laid perpendicular to the other which leads to an incredibly robust and long-lasting product. The benefits of engineered floor covering are that they are usually cheaper than strong wood flooring and can hold up against many years of pressure and traffic without showing indications of deterioration.