BU645 Installing timber strip flooring over timber joists
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- BRANZ Limited
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- BRANZ Bulletin
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In the past, timber floorboards installed over timber subfloor framing was the main option for flooring. Despite a wide range of other flooring options now being available, timber strip flooring is still a popular choice in both domestic and commercial situations.
Timber strip flooring is now more commonly installed over a concrete slab, but the traditional method of fixing floorboards over timber joists remains in use. A particular benefit is the level of resilience it gives to floors in spaces such as gymnasiums, squash courts and dance floors that cannot be achieved when timber flooring is laid over a concrete slab.