Parquet flooring

I would like to lay reclaimed oak parquet flooring - what preparation is needed to the existing floor? I currently have oak laminate throughout except for a small porcelain tiled area in the kitchen.

Asked by Emma on 11th Jan 2021
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"Would not be able to tell you with out seeing the levels of the rooms.
For this floor the sub floor would have to be 100% level and flat if not over time these tiles will lift with a knock on affect.

Is your subfloor concreate or wooden. ?

Prep work would be a self level compound if needed."
Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"Only make sure that the subfloor is level, stable and strong enough"
Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"Hi Emma,

Honestly if it's a classic oak parquet you need a certain preparation first off all you have to remove the old floor after that to. Make sure that you have a good support 4 the new floor that the new support its in level everything smooth I had many tips off flooring layed could be an oak laminated floor , if it's a classic oak floor herringbone stile glued and mechanical fixed I need more detail but I hope you can find a specialist in this trade cheers have a nice day"
Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
"Take up old flooring if sub floor is flat and solid it's ready to go.if not put down plywood if floorboards screed if concrete. As for the kitchen which is classed as a wet area I would not recommend parquet. Ceramics or vinyl"
Answered on 11th Jan 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
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