Tuesday, 23 February 2010

the flooring is going down in the loft!!

Finally, finally, finally, we have started to lay the flooring in the loft conversion.

You wouldn't believe how difficult it is to know the right way to go about things when you've never done it before!

We decided it was better to insulate the remainder of the loft, and board that out before we installed the floor.  Seems more sensible than laying and polishing the oak flooring then trailing all the rubbish etc through the room!

So, I bought zillions of rescued oak floor sections on eBay.  David has manfully cleared all the bitumen from the backs of them - there really are zillions!  He got very black and sticky at times, I'm so lucky to have him to help me:)

We ummed and ahhed, as you do, about the best underlay, and finally opted for 2mm thick cork, which I bought on two long rolls.

We smeared PVA glue on the chipboard base, and laid the cork at the weekend.  We used the oak blocks as weights to hold it down, as you can see.

Maybe next weekend we'll lay some oak.  Who knows?


  1. Wow! That's quite a project, can't wait to see the finished product! Good luck!

  2. oh boy, that looks like a big job! good luck

  3. It's quite exciting, yet also slightly scary - what if I don't like the pattern when it's laid? What if I don't like the colour? But, really, it's going to look great, and I'm recycling, so that's great. Watch this space for photos of the finished project:)


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