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What is the best approach for repairing the floorboards in a tenement?
We've recently bought a tenement and have been getting the big jobs done; electrics, central heating, etc.. As part of these, we've removed the existing flooring and have found the floorboards underneath in a bad state of repair. Some floorboards are loose, some are broken and plywood boards have been used to level the floor at some point, but were also damaged.
Our end game is to eventually put in carpets and wood flooring, but due to budget constraints, we need to live without flooring for 8 to 10 months. We'd like to repair the floor in preparation for the flooring going down, and so that it is safe to live on in the short term.
What is the best approach for repairing the floorboards in a tenement? What should we get done: replace the boards or cover them with plywood?
Do we need a tradesman for this or is it something we can do ourselves?
Best way to fix it would be to carefully nailed the lose boards , lay underlay on the top of them and cover it plywood and screw it down with wood screws, underlay will level it a little bet and it will give you some sound proof insulation , you can use chipboard floorboards instead of plywood . Job is not too complicated you can do it yourself if you are good with your hands. Hope it helped .
Answered 24th Sep 2016