Monday, March 02, 2009
Had a busy weekend fitting the new oak floor in out kitchen. I used a new method to lay it using a material called "Elastilon". It is basically a foam underlay but with an adhesive on one side. As you lay the planks you pull the backer sheet off the adhesive and it sticks to the planks. This keeps the planks tight together but allows for expansion and contraction due to the flexible nature of the foam. Hopefully it will be a good long-term solution.
The oak looks fantastic (apologies for the washed out flash photography!) and has completely transformed the room. Just need to finish the tiling and a little paintwork and the Wife can moan at me about the next item on my list....... ;)