Choosing the right materials and tools to lay wood flooring can be tricky. Fear not and take a look at our guide to the different jargon you might come across and your task just became much easier.
This is usually a liquid, like latex, applied to the floor area. As it spreads it creates a level surface, which hardens. The new flooring can then be laid over it.
Damp-proof membrane (DPM)
If laying wooden boards or laminate over a cement, sand or concrete floor, a DPM is required to prevent the flooring from absorbing moisture and warping.
As well as creating a flat surface for the floor to be laid on, leveller board also increases the durability of the floor and insulates sound. Leveller board can be fashioned from recycled board or a multipurpose wood, like plywood or hardboard.
Sound insulation and durability can …