Amtico Sign. Small Parquet with border - 1st time

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  1. tombo_83

    tombo_83 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, following on from a big screed pour of 90m2 at 15mm over ufh, I’m looking to set up and order our Amtico, in small parquet. Think it would look great with a 1 tile border as we’ve seen it in a local showroom.

    I’ve done a few small jobs laying large planks straight with PS but never done small parquet or a border with wet lay HT - planning f48+

    I’m not pushed for time so doesn’t really matter how long it takes, but just wondering if adding the border and stripping makes the job that much harder?

    Also most are saying to lay the border first and cut the field into it, but to me it seems easier to lay the field first and then mark and cut carefully with an exakt saw or my Makita plunge perfectly straight adding the border afterwards? Skirting is not yet fitted anywhere.

    Any tips massively appreciated.


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  2. HC&F

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    I prefer field first but use a straight edge and knife to cut border in. Seen lads use that saws but never tried myself.
    Also think it’s better fitting upto skirting so get those on first.
     
  3. Ryanf4888

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    You get more money for fitting with a border as it definitely takes longer.
     
  4. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Plunge saw on Amtico :eek::D
    I prefer without borders myself
    Otherwise border first then cut the field into it.
    Remember to rebevel your cuts going into your border epse it'll look crap.
     
  5. HC&F

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    I’m the
    im the opposite, charge more for no border, much quicker and less skill putting a border in
     
  6. Ryanf4888

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    I know what you mean, but not when the skirtings are off
     
  7. HC&F

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    We always insist on them on, hate fitting without them, find it a much better job fitting up to them although it is slower
     
  8. tombo_83

    tombo_83 Well-Known Member

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    Can you explain why having a border is easier? Also, the skirtings seem to make a difference, how do you find it easier with them already fitted?


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  9. tombo_83

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    One chap told me that because it’s a micro bevel on the Amtico and it’s also going into a feature strip, that there’s no need to bevel. Perhaps that’s just a case of speed for him? Does the design strip make it an easier fit? He also told me that it makes fitting easier with a strip as it hides some imperfect cuts…


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  10. HC&F

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    Doesn’t make it easier just find it the better finish, a nice clean cut upto the skirting rather than skirting on top risking a little bit shadowing we’re the skirt meets the floor. A tight fit upto them eliminates that’s
     
  11. tombo_83

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    Oh I see, a bit like if the skirting isn’t scribed into the floor it can look gappy if it’s not perfectly flat?


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  12. HC&F

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    There shouldn’t be any imperfect cuts, it’s a luxury floor. Yes every cut needs bevelled with amtico except the ones upto skirting, kitchen panels etc
     
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    Spot on
     
  14. tombo_83

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    It it worth investing in the bevelling tool or is a small box plane ok?


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  15. HC&F

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    Get the exacto with the stirrup blade, cost you about 20 quid
     
  16. tombo_83

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    I’m also trying to decide whether to follow the border around the doorways in the landing and run the parquet through into the bedrooms from the landing, or run the border across the door thresholds breaking the pattern and starting again in each bedroom. It’s a tricky shape with the landing being an odd shape with in’s and outs plus three staircases all connecting. Trying to think of the best detail for stopping the Amtico at the top stair tread for the one staircase heading down too.

    If I broke the pattern at the thresholds it gives the option to do a nice 1 plank border with a strip on the landing, break the bond at doorways and just small parquet with no border in the bedrooms…

    Bit more to this than my previous LVT plans of straight lay!!! [​IMG]


    Cheers


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  17. tombo_83

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    I’m sure everyone here knows what I mean, but just in case I’ve[​IMG]
    badly described… [​IMG]


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  18. Paul webb

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    Have a look at stairrods uk for options on finishing at the stairs, my personal preference is to run Straight through from room to room, except on rooms like bathroom and toilet, where the door is usually always closed
     
  19. Rugmunching

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    I'd run it through myself
     

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