Bargain Floorboards (tongue and groove)! 1800*121*18mm (5 Pack!!) for 9.99 at Wickes! 9.17 per sqm!
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Bargain Floorboards (tongue and groove)! 1800*121*18mm (5 Pack!!) for 9.99 at Wickes! 9.17 per sqm!

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Found 12th Jan 2014
This is insanely cheap for floorboard. It isn't hardwood, so isn't suitable for everything, but certainly insanely cheap. The chipboard stuff is about £7 per sqm right now, and the longer packs are almost double the price of this too (per sqm). I genuinely thought this was a price glitch in store... But I checked online when I got home and it's online too.

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Original Poster

I should mention that I just picked up a bunch of this from my local store to upgrade my loft, and mine is looking good (none of the issues described in some of the reviews).

dont need any but this would have saved me £180 ish 5 weeks ago lol

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ciarandanielbyrne1

dont need any but this would have saved me £180 ish 5 weeks ago lol

:(!! I went in there to get about 3 square metres of the chipboard stuff to floor the loft so I could do one section just to store the Christmas Tree and suitcases.. I left there with about 22 packs of the stuff! I have a feeling I'm going to end up with a bunch left over.. but there is always something that needs to be floored :P.

@ WesleyT, I you have some decent offcuts left over (24"), why don't you glue and cramp them together and make some shelves in your loft with them.

I rather have the chipboard

hmmm guys - whats better for a loft? chip wood flooring or this ?

I don’t know Sammy but there's only one way to find out . . . .

.....FIGHT !!!!

logohigh

I rather have the chipboard



Same here,

Chipboard just "works", it's cheap crap and ideal for a loft.
This stuff is just cheap crap that's ideal for the fire.
Edited by: "robo989" 12th Jan 2014

Reviews not very good , chipboard better

Very poor reviews.. so read before you buy..

sammyse101

hmmm guys - whats better for a loft? chip wood flooring or this ?



Chipboard weighs a ton and looks like crap (obviously), but it's heavy duty enough and a doddle to lay with a hammer and a few nails every now and then plus slotting together.

These planks are not fit for purpose and according to reviews you're going to be spending a lot of time returning packs/part of packs, much more hassle to lay and utterly pointless unless in the unlikely event you are going for your loft as the "feature room" in your house

Obviously if we're talking about an actual "room" that will be used, I don't know anyone with chipboard floors so that's likely for a reason, although don't know what the reason is...

As a carpenter il just say screw it don't nail it, u will crack ur ceilings

And on a side note all first floor floors are chipboard, no house is built with tongue and groove in the last 20 years...

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bigpearbo

As a carpenter il just say screw it don't nail it, u will crack ur … As a carpenter il just say screw it don't nail it, u will crack ur ceilings

I second this. It's risky using nails regardless of what you're using as you put a lot of pressure on the ceiling below.

With regards to the quality of the product.. I bought a bunch of these today. I have laid about 15 in the loft and have yet to find one bad one. Saying that, I could have been very lucky with where I got them from.. Also, I am a diyer, which means that I could be missing stuff that a much keener eye could spot. But, from what I can say with my experience, guys, these are good!

I'd never use chipboard for a floor; looks disgusting, and will eventually sag (how soon depends on the weight of your mother-in-law).

But Tongue and groove seems an odd choice for a floor. And as this is new wood, it'll warp something terrible.

But real wood trumps chipboard any day, for anything - chipboard is a false economy.

They used tongue and groove for for flooring when we still had standards and proper wood available ( pitch pine).

This stuff won't be any dimensionally stable than chipboard, unless youve got a leak I suppose


Edited by: "logohigh" 12th Jan 2014

not that cheap try Jewsons or indeed any other timber merchant.
The Margin in a DIY store is huge.
The only time they are better is on a sunday when everything else is shut and even then only if you cant wait.
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