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Old 01-20-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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Installing engineered hardwood - subfloor question


Hello everyone,

I’m in the middle of building my first house, doing most of the work myself. I’m finally at the stage where I can start thinking about flooring. My girlfriend and I both like the look and price of chestnut bamboo engineered flooring at Home Depot.
http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogSearchResultView?D=980486&Ntt=980486&catalo gId=10051&langId=-15&storeId=10051&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntx=mode+ matchall&N=0&Ntk=P_PartNumber

My question is do I need to install another layer of plywood flooring on top of my subfloor (5/8" plywood sheathing, on engineered floor joists @16 o.c)? Some people are telling me I can install this product directly on top of the existing plywood, and others are telling me to install ” to 3/8” plywood through out my house, and then install my flooring on top of that. The existing plywood is in good shape despite taking a lot of rain. The flooring can be installed a number of ways, I plan on floating for ease of installation. All the installation instructions say on the manuf. Website is

http://www.trilliumhardwood.com/instructions.html

"Subfloors must be flat: Wooden subfloors: plywood, OSB or boards must be flat, high or low areas exceeding 1/4” per 10’ must be corrected. Sand down high areas, fill low areas.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I plan on buying it this saturday.


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Old 01-21-2011, 06:06 PM   #2
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I recomend a minimum of so do alot of professionals .

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So do i . Run the length of the plywood in the same direction as the subfloor . Just overlap it one joist . The floor as to be flat 1/8" in 6' or 3/16" in 10'
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Id just reverse it from the pattern you have now or run it the opposite direction.Where you dont hit a joist use glue(liquidnail) and screws . Depending on your budget you could screw it all or alternate nail/screw .

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