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Laying of nailed parquet

The laying of nailed parquet is more technical than the floating or glued mode laying. That is why experienced tinkerer should use this laying mode. It is suitable with solid wood flooring even though some floating wood flooring can also be nailed.

Support

The laying of nailed wood flooring requires bridging joist, pieces of wood on which the parquet is nailed. Wood flooring may be nailed directly on the joist when it comes to lay in rooms on upper floors. Bridging joist are either fixed directly on the concrete slab or floating layed.

Laying bridging joist

On the joists, bridging joists are nailed or screwed perpendicular to each other. With 40cm spacing each other, they are layed on at least three joists. When it is to be layed on a concrete slab, bridging joist are put in appliance with the boards direction (perpendicular). Leave about 40 cm spacing between each piece of wood and 2 cm spacing between the wall and the last bridging joist. It is possible to add an isulator (polyane or glass-wool).  

Cas pratique de la pose du parquet à l’anglaise

Start laying along the wall with a first row of boards perpendicular to the bridging joist, with the tongue side to the wall.

Put a block 5 to 10 mm spacing between the wall and the board, every 30 cm. This space dedicated to the expansion of the wood will be hiden with a skirting board or a S profile (1/4 round). Sloting the boards is easier with a wood mallet. 

Wait for starting the finishing (4-5 days) so that the wood can stabilize. Cut the skirting boards with the same width as the blocks using a saw and a cutting guide . The skirting board is either nailed or glued to the wall.

Then you can sand, oil, tint or varnish your parquet.
Finition

Wait for starting the finishing (4-5 days) so that the wood stabilizes. Cut the skirting boards with the same width as the blocks using a saw and a cutting guide . The skirting board is either nailed or glued to the wall.