This is a method used on engineered and laminate flooring. To start with, black plastic is laid on the bare concrete slab to stop moisture penetrating the floor. Next comes the underlay, and this comes in various types and depends on your budget. Then the engineered boards or timber laminate follows.
This is the most popular method in Western Australia for the fixing of new timber floors. First, a moisture barrier is applied to the concrete slab: following this the wood is glued and nailed to the concrete. The overlay timber in this method ranges from 10mm to 14mm thick.
Plank on Ply
If a concrete slab has slight variations, Plank on Ply is a great choice. First a moisture barrier is used on the concrete slab. Next, plywood sheets are glued and nailed directly onto the concrete. Finally the wood is glued and top-nailed with small brads to the plywood. This is also the choice if flooring heights need to be built up to match with bathroom or laundry tiles.
Plank on Battens
This method is mainly used in homes where the owners prefers a hollow-sounding floor, similar to those in older homes where joists were used for nailing 19mm boards. Today we apply either black plastic or a moisture barrier to the concrete slab, fix down the battens, and then glue the wood onto the battens. Boards thickness of 19mm or more must be used for this method.
For all your timber, bamboo and laminate flooring installations
Installation, floor sanding, floor staining and floorboards finishing is an activity that involves skills.
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 wooden 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). We have extensive knowledge as timber floor installers.