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following-up on level floor

Posted by John 2000 on May 15th, 1999 04:12 AM
In reply to follow-up on level floor by Penny on May 14th, 1999 10:10 PM [Go to top of thread]

First time I've heard of crown on a joist moving that quick
in a new house.( crown of a joist is where the heart of the joist
is on the bottom )"that dont sound right"
all trees have a heart in the center, now when they cut the trunk into
planks you can see the rings that radiate from the center (heart) this
is on all planks, look at the end of a plank you will see what I mean.
When you look down a lenght of timber (thick plank) it will have a bend
in it. like a bow, the top of the bow is called the crown, this is always
on the top, then over the years it will straighten it self out.
tiles on wooden floor, there are many ways to do this.
cover the floor with 3/4"- 18mm WBP plywood. ( 3/4" thick plywood
a bit much, no not realy, remember your floor will move (wood) but your
tiles will not, then the cracks will start.
screw the plywood to the floor dont nail,nails will move after a time
You will now have two levels, one in the bathroom the other where you
come in. the carpenter will if the know his job will fit the floor
starting at the doorway.
When the tiles are fitted you will have a step of 3/4" + the thickness
of the tile. fit a hardwood strip inside the doorway a lighter/darker
colour than the floor, this is so you dont trip over it each time you go in.
" How do I know all of this" I used to build wooden chalets in the French Alps
and I learned these tricks over the years.
I Hope all goes well for you.

John 2000.

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