Installing wooden flooring like solid wood and engineered requires a lot of skill and expertise. If you are thinking about installing wooden flooring, whether is be solid wood, engineered or even laminate flooring onto joists then we recommend using a minimum of 20mm thick board. A regular 14mm solid oak floor would not be suitable in this particular installation as this thickness is only ideal for rooms that already have a subfloor or concrete base.
If you are stuck between whether to choose solid wood flooring or engineered flooring then you need to consider a few things. If you are considering having an underfloor heating system installed or in a room where the humidity varies then we recommend opting for an engineered flooring. Engineered flooring is far more withstanding in rooms where the humidity is changeable due to its construction. If you are installing over flooring joists then fitting solid wood flooring is recommended.
When installing wooden flooring to joists, JG Flooring would usually use a hidden screw method to fix the boards so now unsightly screws are visible. This means fixing the boards with screw as a 45 degree angle into the sides of the boards.
We also fix boards using a screw and plug method, where the screw is fixed into the face of the boards and an oak plug is then used to hide the screw head. this process is complete on every joist to ensure a solid, secure floor overall.