DIY Forum

 

Ultimate Handyman Ultimate Handyman Ultimate Handyman Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIRECTORY | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:22 am


Time zone: Europe/London




 

 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:24 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:51 am
Posts: 66
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 0 times
hi,

Parents have just had their lounge plastered and have pulled up the old carpet.

I notice there are some large gaps between the skirting boards and floor boards. If I put my hand near these gaps I can feel a draught coming through.

I want to get these gaps sealed , and also seal the gaps between the floorboards.

Would expanding foam around the edges (between floor board and skirting) and some flexible sealant between boards be ok to use?

The other alternative I am thinking is to lay some plywood.

I would like to increase the insulation levels (without ripping out the fllorboards and laying insulation)


Thanks for looking


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on Google+
Top
 Profile  
 

You may not be able to see the full post including pictures unless you register or log in

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:32 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:03 pm
Posts: 2807
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 394 times
Expanding foam has its uses, between skirting board and floorboard is NOT one of them. It needs to be trimmed and painted if it is to last, it also does not have a "stop expanding button"

Sealant between floorboards gaps sounds a good idea, until the floorboards move, then it falls out, might not all do it at the same time but it does do it.

Go for the plywood option.

I believe carpets make good insulation, oh, you have taken the carpet up......

_________________
Take it easy, its only a collection of opinions.

Metre or Meter?

Spelling? have you tried using Firefox and the dictionary "add on" it shows 95% of your spelling errors.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:40 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:51 am
Posts: 66
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 0 times
is there anything I could lay between the floor boards and plywood to increase insulation?

Havent personally bought plywood in the past....what thickness should I go for?

Also any guesstimate on how much it wolud cost for 25m2?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:08 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:33 pm
Posts: 1586
Location: Dundee, Scotland.
Has thanked: 149 times
Been thanked: 219 times
Start from the other end (from the top). How do your parents want the floor finished?

Carpet, laminate or just the wood planks (with ply on top ???).

If carpet, and if they buy a quality carpet and quality underlay, you will not get any draft coming up through the floor boards and you will possibly seal the gaps at the bottom of the skirting boards.

If the above is not good enough, you must still decide how the floor will be finished. Ply will vary in price by its thickness and finish wood. For the bottoms of the skirting boards you could use a thin bead of decorators caulk.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:15 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:55 am
Posts: 81
Location: UK
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 7 times
The easiest and most effective method is to fit beading all around the room to seal the gap


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 



Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 



phpBB SEO