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Old 02-24-2011, 07:45 AM   #1
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I will be installing a new 8mm laminate floor by dream home nirvana with the attached 3mm underlayment my question is do i need to use any other kind of barrier the floor will go over a 90 year old tongue and groove pine subfloor the room is on the 2nd floor . thanks

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Same stuff I used in my last house...we really like it. We didnt use anything underneath over the sub floor, just make sure that its level, and any squeaks, screw them down now.

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Don't worry about level, make sure it's flat. Flat and level are too entirely different things.
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Don't worry about level, make sure it's flat. Flat and level are too entirely different things.
Same difference....tomato, tomatoe, color, colour.
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There is a Difference . You will find out what is is if it is not flat .
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Same difference....tomato, tomatoe, color, colour.
A floor can be completely flat and way off level. And with laminate, flat is what's important.
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Floor Doc, You are telling it just like it is. My house used to suffer from both. At least now it's flat.
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i have a tongue and groove pine subfloor the boards are 3 " or just under 3" what would be the best way to level or flatten this sub floor thanks
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countersink any nails , and sand them with a drum sander .
How bad are they out of flat ?
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not to bad can i use a brad nailer i would use an 18 gauge nailer with 2" brads
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Sorry , I meant countersink any nails that might be in the face of the sub floor .
Pick up a 6' level for $30.00 at HF . you can check the flatness with that and full any low spots with tar paper .

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