Most people like to use Teak wood as their preferred choice because of its durability. Make sure that the Teak wood that you acquired whether it is a furniture or flooring comes from the right quality Teak wood that can provide resistance to moisture and rot, thus making it a natural wood for indoor or outdoor installations. Also beware of the Teak wood that comes from very young trees because immature Teak wood can cause more susceptible splitting and engage in water damage. Below are some of the steps for using Teak in your bathroom with the help from high quality and cost-effective Schon Engineered Teak Flooring that provide alternative to solid teak wood.
What you need:
- Measuring tape
- Leveling compound
- Chalk line
- Schon Engineered Teak Flooring
- Floor glue
- First of all, you have to make sure that your floor is comparatively flat in nature and if there is a chance of low areas, you have to fill them with a leveling compound which you can purchase through your local hardware store.
- The next thing to do is to start along a long exterior wall and make a mark of at least 1/4-inch away from the wall at each of its end. Then, use a chalk line for marking a line on the floor between the two marks and this line will be your guideline for laying your first row of floor planks.
- After that, you have to spread enough glue for installing one or two rows at one time after another in order to prevent the glue from starting to set up before any flooring has been installed.
- If you noticed the nature of the flooring, it comes with two distinct sides where one of it is with a groove and the other with a tongue. Both of them are mated together providing a uniform fit and also for preventing cracks in between the rows of boards while the end of the boards are also installed the same way. The next step is to place the groove side of the board so that it is installed over the tongue of the already installed board and then, push it together either by using a beater block or a hammer. After that, you have to tap the free end of the board to snap the other end so that it is in place. From the small piece of the flooring, you can make a beater block and the block should be at least 6-inch in length which have a groove side intact.
- The next step is to start installation of the flooring along the wall by placing the first board on the floor starting in a corner. Follow the guideline from Step number 2 by placing the groove side along the marked line while the grooved end facing the side of the wall. Then, cut small pieces out of the flooring to use it as spacers so that it can be placed between the wall or baseboard and the piece of flooring. You have to continue this doing this step with each board until reaching the other end of the wall. You also need to stagger the joints on each of the consecutive rows, plus try to avoid joints to be closer than 8-inch against the other joint on neighboring rows.
- If the need arises, use a beater block to close up any pieces that does not close properly. The beater block needs to be placed next to the installed strip plank and then tap it using a hammer until the pieces are lock into place. After that, place the groove side around the tongue of the installed board and to protect the tongue from damage, you have to hit the backside of the beater board block using a hammer.
- The next step is to cut the wood by using miter saw, a table saw or a jig saw. Then, you have to immediately clean up any excess glue on the surface of the flooring. Finally, when the flooring has been laid, you need to install the molding or baseboards.