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Old 05-14-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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Engineered hardwood floor

I intend on laying an a prefinished hardwood 'clic floor at our 3 season cottage and also will be installing 1/4" mahogany ply sub-floor.
I have a compressor with tools and for ease/time/physical effort, would prefer to stable the sub-floor (approx. 500 sq. ft.).
I will also be installing a premium padding over the sub-floor prior to
the clic flooring.
I have installed sub-floor before (fin. flooring) and have always screwed the sub. Will I have an issue with staples?
Thank u in advance for your time and response.


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Old 05-14-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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I think your terminology is off, regarding subfloor and underlayment.

And why would you need to install 1/4" mohogany ply under Engineered hardwood?

You can staple the underlayment down to the subfloor.


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Old 05-14-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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Sounds like your talking about loun underlayment.
That would be useless under real hardwood flooring.
Back up and tell us what's on there now from the joist up.
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