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Old 01-19-2013, 01:47 AM   #16
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Rusty Baker and Jazman,

I did plan to use staples on the 1/4" underlayment.

Followup question(s): can I get away with just the 3/4" T&G? I was worried that with all those screw holes, some would undoubtedly telescope through. Maybe, however, I'm being overly cautious. Alternatively, could I fill them in with a patching compound (sanding as necessary)? If so, any recommendations on what type of patching compound to get?

If I should go with the 1/4" underlayment, any recommendations? I've heard that I should avoid luan, but so far, luan is the only thing I can locate in my area. The lumber stores all think underlayment means subfloor plywood. Lowes and Home Depot aren't much better. Home Depot does have the following:

Home Depot also has 1/4" hardwood plywood (birch and red oak), and something called "Sandeply". Would any of the foregoing serve the purpose?

Thanks for your help,




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