Floor repair, laminate flooring and plinth installation

The floor on the loggia had a catastrophic bias towards the street, squeaking and scaring everyone with its appearance. Old boards have rotted away for a long time and were not suitable as a base for finishing coating.
 Repairing the floor, laminate flooring and installation of the plinth
After some thought, it was decided to dismantle everything old cover. The work is not the most pleasant, but absolutely necessary.
 Repairing the floor, laminate flooring and installation of the plinth
Then new flat lags were set and fixed on floor.
Repair floor, laminate flooring and plinth mounting
A new 35 mm thick rough flooring floor was laid on new logs. New boards secured with long screws.
Floor repair, laminate flooring and plinth installation
After that, a 5 mm thick sheet of plywood was laid on the floor, which was securely welded to the under plank floor.
 Repair the floor, laminate flooring and installation of the plinth
Now the floor has become even, durable and ready for subsequent finishing.
Repair of the floor, laminate flooring and installation of the plinth
Of all the possible finishes, it was decided to stop on a laminate of mature oak color. The waxed edge of the chosen laminate provides moisture resistance and long floor life. Next, you need to put a thermal insulation layer. For this it was decided to use a foamed substrate 3 mm thick.
 Repairing the floor, laminate flooring and mounting the baseboard
The backing sheets are laid out neatly and glued to the edge It has strong adhesive tape. At this stage, you need to make sure that there are no overlaps of the substrate, as it is very harmful to the laminate.
 Repair the floor,laminate flooring and plinth mounting
Wedges of 8-10 mm thick must be laid between the wall and the first row of the laminate. This allows the laminate floor to lie free , even if over time the floor expands somewhat in size.
 Repairing the floor, laminate flooring and mounting the baseboard
While laying the second row of laminate, you need to create a run-up plates at least 30 s m. It provides a strong grip on the entire sexual covering.
 Repairing the floor, laminate flooring and installation of the baseboard
The modern system of locks allows you to lay laminate easily, without spending a lot It is enough just to attach a plank end-to-end to the previous one and lightly punch the transverse joint with your fist.
 Repair of the floor, laminate flooring and installation of the plinth
Extreme boards can draw a special S-shaped lever,which is sold in the set "For laying the laminate." Repair of the floor, laminate flooring and installation of plinth
Now you can pull out all the wedges that propped the laminate . More we do not need them. Next, we mount the baseboard with a cable channel. To do this, pull out the central bar from the plinth and screw the plinth to the wall with screws, or nail it onto the dowel-nails, drill holes in the walls.  Floor repair, laminate flooring and skirting board In the outer and inner corners we mount the corner elements for the baseboard, in harmony with the color of the skirting board.  Repair of the floor, laminate flooring and installation of the plinth It only remains to close the central plinth plate and the work is completed.
Repair of the floor, laminate flooring and installation of plinth
Beautiful warm modern floor is ready!

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