Wooden floor 2024

62 The direction of the floor Decide which direction the floor should be laid. It is most common to lay the floor in the longitudinal direction of the room. In larger rooms, you can lay wider planks to reinforce the impression of the room's size. Expansion joint How much space should be left against the wall? Wood is a natural material that moves along with changes in humidity, therefore you must have an expansion joint against walls and fixed objects. Leave an expansion joint of 1 mm per meter of floor width, but at least 8 mm, around the entire floor and fixed objects such as stairs, pipes, thresholds and stoves. This is so that the floor can move freely during seasonal changes. Floating between rooms When laying floating floors through complex areas, there is a risk that the floor will get stuck or have difficulty moving and you will then experience cracks in the floor. Therefore, we recommend that expansion joints are laid between the rooms so that the floor can move freely. For more information, see our detailed installation instructions on the website. Re-sandable No, our floors have a 0.6 mm layer of real wood that does not need to be re-sanded. The development of durable varnishes for the surface has meant that modern wood floors last a very long time before re-sanding would be an option. How do you know you will still want to keep the same floor when it comes time to re-sand it after 25-30 years? Installation tips In our Digital Showroom at golvabia.se, you can test the different types yourself. Type A Type B TIP! In square rooms: follow the incoming light. In rectangular rooms: follow the longitudinal direction of the room.