Materials for laying the floor vary in type, quality, durability and, of course, in price. One of the options, quite popular among consumers with average incomes and above, is the floor rake.
Why is this type of material a great option for your gender?
A number of advantages of this material is as follows:
1. Simplicity. The floor rail is simple both in production and installation.
2. Noise isolation. Like any wood, a floor covering with a batten will create an insulating effect on noise emitted from outside, as well as indoors, the atmosphere will be somewhat cozier than with a tiled floor. For example, there will be no characteristic echo.
3. Thermal conductivity. Properly laid floor will not allow any flow of cold air. Plus, this coating is much warmer than tile.
The undoubted advantage of the wooden floor rail is its unequivocal environmental friendliness. For rooms where high humidity or temperature is likely, which can cause the release of harmful substances (bath, sauna, bathroom or other rooms), an option with a wooden floor, properly treated and with additional insulation, moisture and water protection, is the most suitable.
Softwoods are the perfect choice for an optimal indoor microclimate.
Naturally, many types of wood can be used to produce a building material such as floor rail. Pine - the most accessible material in our latitudes. In addition, it has all the necessary characteristics in order to serve as a floor covering for more than a dozen years. Choosing a softwood rail, you not only choose the best option for the price, but also lay down the material that contains the resin - a natural antiseptic, which also has a positive effect on the microclimate of the room. The price of pine trees is in the range of 10-20 thousand rubles per cubic meter.
Hardwood - material class "elite"
Flooring hardwood has high aesthetic and performance characteristics. By right, aspen can be considered the leader in this category. In addition to elegance, this coating can boast of maintaining its appearance for a period that is much longer than that of soft conifers. But the price of such materials is higher. It can be used as a finish finishing floor, that is, on top of nothing more than varnish, will not be applied. But materials from conifers can be used as a substrate for laminate, parquet, etc.
Floor rake: how to lay yourself?
The manufacturer is not interested in his material being complicated in construction for further use, since the price for the services of the wizard is automatically added to the cost, which can bring the matter to mind, and the time to search for it. The more difficult the work, the higher their cost. No exception - and sex rail. Laying this material is greatly simplified thanks to a simple docking system. At the ends of each rail there are spikes and grooves - milled elements, cut out specially for the purpose of easy docking and, as a result, an easy installation process.
Installing the floor of a material such as rake sex, requires the presence of lags.
Between them, heat and noise insulation can be laid, and under them hydro and vapor insulation are laid. By the lags, which, of course, you need to install exactly and in accordance with the thickness of the rails (table with the data below), first screw the first lane. Leaving a gap of one and a half centimeters between it and the wall, we fasten it with screws at the top at an angle of 90 degrees to the installed lags. The spike should be directed towards the wall. Subsequent attachments are the same screws at an angle of 60 degrees, and not on top of the rail, and in the groove. This is necessary if the floor rail is a floor finish - so the caps of the screws will not spoil the appearance. If this does not matter, continue to mount from above.
Screw or each rail, if they wish to achieve maximum floor strength, but, in principle, it is enough to screw every third or fourth. Each of them must be carefully tamped with a hammer and a bar. The last of the rails will need to be cut to the width and fix. The gaps left by the walls are hidden with the help of a plinth.