So I have a fairly large sitting room (approx 36 sqm) which has presently got a rather stylist sterling board, which is starting to de-laminate so its jumped up the DIY priority list before my foot goes through it.
So, I have a decent subfloor with deep joists (onto dwarf walls), so my plan is to stable some netting underneath then put loft insulation in the gaps for insulation, is this a bad idea? As its a fair bit cheaper than batons and celotex.
Next I was going to put down a chipboard floor, to get it nice and level and finally I have sourced some english oak planks (3 to 5 meters long, 210mm wide, 20mm thick, mix of prime and semi-prime).
The planks I've 'sourced' from a lumber yard have been sawn, thicknessed and routed for a tongue and groove and that's it; and some of the thicknessing has missed a few patches of low spots a bit rough.
So I was thinking of cutting them to size, routing a t&g on the ends, putting two pilot holes in the face plank every meter and then nailing them down with lost heads, and then finally sanding them with a belt sander and then applying a hardwax oil to them.
To anyone who has done this before, does this sound like a sensible plan? Or would you do something different?