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T & G Chipboard flooring????????

Our builder has informed us that the floorboards that are going down in the kitchen and bedroom extension will be made of chipboard and not normal wood is this normal now a days?

Thank you Niall
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  • keith969
    keith969 Posts: 1,571 Forumite
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    Its common as its cheap, but its horrible stuff. Tends to be creaky and if you want to lift it later its difficult without destroying it. Worth paying extra for proper floorboards if you can.
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  • booty40uk
    booty40uk Posts: 514 Forumite
    Hi Niall

    Its fine if its glued and screwed down but as Keith says, its a nightmare if you need to get it up at a later date.

    Floor boards would be more expensive but it depends what was specified in your quote as to whether it will cost you more or not.


  • GT60
    GT60 Posts: 2,328 Forumite
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    Hi I have just been on to building control and they say it has better sound and inslulation qualitys than normal T&G.
    I am worryed about it getting wet in the kitchen.

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  • 27col
    27col Posts: 6,554 Forumite
    There is a product known as water resistant chipboard. Investigate using that.
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  • phill99
    phill99 Posts: 9,093 Forumite
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    The 'green' chipboard is water resistant and is worth paying that little bit extra. Its also much quicker to lay the large sheets of chipboard so therefore saves on labour costs as opposed to the standard T & G flooring.
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