Not long ago I was on assembly of massive wood flooring, which is nothing special, but the overall composition of the floor was very uncommon. Therefore I would like to share this new experience with you.
On this project the design was a dry assemble of flooring with floor heating system. The whole assembly process looked like this. There was a wooden net on a cement-concrete under layer 3 cm thick and the wood net planks were anchored 60 cm from each other. In between these planks were heat-transmitting pipes on a special isolation layer. It was two pipes from one end to another where it was curved and coming back to beginning. It was repeated in between each of the wood plank of the net. On these heat-transmitting pipes were put an aluminum triangle shape covers, in which were made precisely for this purpose (there were small holes in the cover which made it possible to easily fasten it to the heat-transmitting pipes). The purpose of this aluminum molding is to accumulate the heat from floor heating system and transmit this heat to the wood flooring and after that to the house itself. The aluminum molding was fastened always a few millimeters higher than the wooden net. It was done like this because the aluminum molding should be in the immediate contact with the wood flooring to be able to transfer the heat most efficiently.
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On the seminar of the Guild of the flooring workers was presented one of the most accurate measuring methods for humidity in the foundation. It is more demanding for time but on contrary more accurate.
TRAMEX CMEXpert II Hygro-i
Measuring with a device TramexCmeXpert II is made like this:
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It is an important subject and an important problem to focus on while installing the flooring of any kind. Very often it is underestimated from the customers or investors side. Of course everything is alight, as we say, until something happens with the flooring itself.
Higher humidity in the foundation causes foremost not strong enough connection with the subsequent floor layers, later it can be seen as bubbles or deformations on wood flooring etc. Because of these problems it is a duty for every good professional to measure the humidity and acquaint the investor or the supplier of flooring with the results. The humidity of the foundation is important to set the time for installing. If you will stick with the values that are suitable for installing of flooring you can avoid possible future damages.
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I wrote an article no a long time ago about a topic that some people don’t know they live on scoria and asphalt. Few days ago I had an opportunity to come across scoria, asphalt and Masonite during working on one job. I am not going to repeat known information about how this type of floor can be damaging to your health I just want to share photos from this job so you can imagine what you have under your feet in 21. century.
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