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Old 07-06-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Should I put any kind of barrier in between the plywood and the hardwood I am getting ready to install?

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Old 07-07-2007, 03:39 AM   #2
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Should I put any kind of barrier in between the plywood and the hardwood I am getting ready to install?
I would obviously assume that you are referring to the plywood that constitutes the "sub-floor". The answer is yes. Either use Rosen Paper or 15 lb roofing felt in order to avoid squeaks (wood surface against wood surface).

Have you done all your research on installing hardwood floors? Just in case you haven't please review the information on the links below. Especially points regarding acclaimation of the wood flooring prior to install and also, the direction of the floor joists. That direction affects how you will install the flooring planks.

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http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/f...k1/stapled.htm

http://www.hometips.com/articles/woodfloor.html

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what kind of hardwood and how will it be installed?

atlantic - what if it was engineered, or thin solid glue down?
That would be funny to use the rosin

But if it is 3/4 nail down....then rosin away...
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use 15# tar paper
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Do you guys overlap the red rosin paper or tar paper? I've heard from some people that on a prefinished floor install they could see the "ripples" of where the paper overlapped. I'm installing hardwood on 1st floor with a full basement underneath, is it okay to just butt the ends of the tar paper to each other?
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