Asked by: Bienbenida Jatorburu
asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020

How thick should Loft Flooring be?

Standard loft boards come in two different sizes; 2,400mm x 600mm and 1,220mm x 320mm; both of which are 18mm thick. Remember to make sure that the boards you decide on will actually fit through your loft hatch!

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Keeping this in consideration, how thick do loft boards need to be?

Standard boards are commonly available in two sizes: 2,400 x 600mm and 1,220 x 320mm; and either 18 or 22mm thick. The larger boards are available from your local timber merchant and are the cheapest and easiest way to board a loft.

Similarly, what is the best flooring for a loft? If your loft is like most and suffers from rising and falling temperatures, there's no getting away from the fact that engineered wood flooring is your best option. Engineered flooring is the perfect flooring option for any room in the home where temperature and, or moisture levels fluctuate substantially.

One may also ask, how thick does attic flooring need to be?

You need 3/4-inch plywood. The thinner plywood is acceptable when the joist spacing is 16 inches. If you plan to finish the floor in the attic and turn the room into a living space, however, you should always use 3/4-inch plywood.

Can you put loft boards on joists?

The supports just need to be attached to ceiling joists or roof trusses, spaced around 1m apart, and then the loft boards can be installed directly onto the supports. This results in a secure raised loft floor that allows the insulation to work effectively.

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