This section is from the book "Modern Buildings, Their Planning, Construction And Equipment Vol2", by G. A. T. Middleton. Also available from Amazon: Modern Buildings.
Lay the third and attic floors with 1-inch best yellow deal batten flooring, laid straight joint with splayed headings well cramped up and nailed with cut brads to 3 by 2-inch splayed fillets embedded in the concrete, the 1/2-inch space between concrete and floor boards to be filled with bitumen.
Lay the ground, first and second floors with 1 3/8-inch wood block flooring supplied and laid by firms selected by the architect, and of the following p.c. values laid complete:-
Ground floor p.c.
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per yard super.
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Second floor ,,
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Shops and Dining, Drawing and Club Rooms and Offices on second floor, 11 by 1 inch moulded to detail.
Showrooms, 1 1/4 inch moulded 15 inches high, to detail.
Kitchen and all rooms with wood floors on third and attic floors, 9 by 1-inch torus.
Form the stallboard with 1-inch wrought, grooved and tongued flooring well cramped up on and including 9 by 2 1/2-inch fir joists spiked to the coke breeze concrete. Put to inner edge of stallboard 4 by 1-inch Honduras mahogany tongued and rounded nosing and 1-inch riser tongued to same.