Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-13-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 0
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Question

Cork floor in Finished Attic - Old Subfloor


I recently bought a 1949 cape cod, and when we ripped the hideous pink carpet off the second floor, we found asbestos tiles underneath. We had a company come in and professionally remove the tiles, but in order to get all the mastik up, they had to remove the plywood subfloor to which the tiles were attached.

Underneath the 3/8" plywood we found an OLD (probably original) wooden plank subfloor running the length of the room.

We have ordered new cork click flooring to install, but have been told we cannot (at least should not) install the cork directly over these planks, especially as they run the length of the room (the direction we want the cork floor to run). We have been told if we put down some plywood, we'd be OK to lay the cork on top of that.

Now, the question is...

1) Is this correct? All we need is a layer of plywood on top of the planks?

2) If so, how thick does it need to be? The existing subfloor is not perfectly flat, but not horrible, and is solid as a rock. Can I get away with just laying sheets of luaun? Or does it need to be thicker/stronger?

Many thanks in advance for any insight!!

thriftstorejedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2008, 10:08 PM   #2
Member
 
Floorwizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Alaska!
Posts: 1,522
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Cork floor in Finished Attic - Old Subfloor


Any floating floor can be run in any direction.
as long as the floor is flat.

Floorwizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Cork floor in Finished Attic - Old Subfloor


That is what I thought as well. Thanks.
julio333 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
Attic Smell from A/C - I'm at wit's end! cidsamuth HVAC 17 09-06-2008 12:59 PM
finished attic floor? ponch37300 Building & Construction 7 02-28-2008 07:12 PM
Subfloor / underlayment question... scheenstra Flooring 7 02-21-2008 07:39 AM
Considering Cork for Basement ... LOTS of questions! :) njchan Flooring 5 01-26-2008 08:05 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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