Kitchen Fitting Question

Floorboards and support/structural beam.

Okay, I may not pose this correctly, I'll do my best. Under our kitchen floorboards is our structure beam, the large/main one. It's a bit 'spongy', no sign of woodworm, but, we still want to paint on a wood preserve/treatment not only to protect it from problems like wet/dry rot, insects as well.

I read we have to keep the area 'open' until it dries in 2-4 days!! No way that's going to happen.

Questions is: would there be any dangers if we painted the beam, replaced any floorboards/chipboards that needed replacing then lay new tiles the same day? In other words, we'd be sealing the floor up, air-tight, before it's dry from painting with the wood preserve. Will it cause problems, will it not dry, etc...

Thank you for any replies and hopefully this made sense.

1 Answer

Best Answer

If the kitchen floor is a timber suspended ground floor it should be ventilated by air bricks on the outside wall. These air bricks create an air flow around the timbers to prevent rot. So I would think there would not be a problem painting your beams and sealing them up on the same day.

Answered 17th Oct 2013

Prestbury Developments and Refurbishments Ltd

Member since 17 Aug 2008

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