Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-13-2008, 01:46 PM   #1
Power Gen/RS Engineer
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oak Park, Illinois
Posts: 747
Share |
Default

Replace subfloor?


Hey there-

I'm gearing up for an extensive kitchen rehab. The existing floor is solid oak and the subfloor appears to be 5/4 plank (very old, slow-growth pine) with 1/4" spaces between adjacent boards. The existing floor is very squeeky and I don't know if this is the oak floor or the planked subfloor however the existing oak flooring is going to be removed. At that point, I can certainly go over the existing 5/4 plank subfloor and screw the bejesus out of it to prevent any future noise.

I cannot think of any reason to ditch the existing planked subfloor in order to lay down a new plywood subfloor. Any comments regarding this thought?

Also, is there any issue with the gaps between planks? I assume that this was done to allow for seasonal expansion/contraction and I cannot think of any reason why this would pose a problem. Before installing the new flooring, I will of course lay down tar paper or building felt.

Thanks for the input!
Jimmy

__________________
Well, now, there's what's right and what's right and never the twain shall meet.
BigJimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,083
Default

Replace subfloor?


Are the floor joists in good shape below this area?

redline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 02:18 PM   #3
Power Gen/RS Engineer
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oak Park, Illinois
Posts: 747
Default

Replace subfloor?


Quote:
Originally Posted by redline View Post
Are the floor joists in good shape below this area?
1911 vintage, slow-growth pine, slightly larger than standard dimension (but not rough-sawn) and hard as rock. Any time I screw into any of the existing framing in this house, I have to pilot drill to prevent cam-out. In short, yes, they are in AWESOME condition!

Thanks,
Jimmy
__________________
Well, now, there's what's right and what's right and never the twain shall meet.
BigJimmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need guidance on subfloor problems in new home. wb1026 Flooring 9 10-06-2009 06:29 AM
New Minnesota homeowner & found rotten bath subfloor...HELP! leahjane10 Flooring 72 11-15-2006 06:45 PM
how-to replace subfloor next to exterior walls tdonly Flooring 2 07-28-2006 12:41 AM
subfloor for laminate and tiles mf915 Flooring 10 05-18-2006 04:01 PM
COMPLETE subfloor removal alexschmidt Flooring 4 08-02-2005 11:15 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.