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Old 11-21-2008, 10:25 PM   #1
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Planning on using Waverly engineered flooring in pine. 1/2" X 2 1/4" strips are in my budget, though I would prefer something a little wider. Going to have this floated, but the edges are t and g for glue.
Anyway, here is the question-What is the best under layment material? The slab is not real flat, lots of bumps and waves to work out.

Any comments are appreciated!

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Old 11-22-2008, 06:06 AM   #2
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Foam underlayment works well. Make sure the surface is flat before you put the flooring down. Use black felt paper under the underlayment first to make the surface level. Cut ovals and stack them in ever smaller shapes like a topography map. This will give you a level surface and then put your foam underlayment and then your floor. Use a long straight edge to check for flat.

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Old 11-22-2008, 11:31 AM   #3
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Are you sure you can float something that thin?
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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The floor guy said they would float out the floor instead of build up with felt, and maybe have to grind a few high spots.
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Mfg says it can be glued down, stapled, or floated. I think I have seen other brands with 1/2" that say floating is OK. What would your concerns be? Don't want a mistake and end up with a mess. The 2 1/4" x 1/2" is affordable for us, and the installer is a big costumer of the flooring mfg and backing up his labor. I know him from work and feel like he will make things right.

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