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  BU534 Overlay flooring systems over a suspended floor

BU534.jpgAlthough overlay flooring systems are generally associated with concrete slab substrates, they can also be laid over a suspended floor.

This bulletin focuses on the options for the selection and installation of these systems over suspended timber-framed floors with timber or sheet flooring.

The bulletin covers:

  • overlay flooring types, including solid timber, timber composite or engineered, laminate and bamboo
  • substrate preparation, including squeaks and creaks, movement, substrate condition and moisture level of flooring
  • acclimatising/conditioning
  • installation
  • cleaning and maintenance.

Publication date: April 2011 Keywords: adhesive, ceiling, fastener, floor, framing, multi-storey, timber