Timber and concrete upper floors

6.4.20Floating floors or floors between homes

Floating floors shall be separated from the main structure and surrounding walls by a resilient layer.

The structural component of floors between homes may be concrete, steel, timber or a combination of these materials.

The floor finish should be isolated from walls and skirtings.

Where board materials are laid loose, joints in tongued and grooved boards should be glued.

Proprietary floating floor materials and systems should be fixed in accordance with:

  • building regulations
  • manufacturer’s recommendations
  • relevant certification requirements.