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Old 03-24-2013, 01:17 PM   #16
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oh. i am going to bet that the taller boards are thicker. and will need to be replaced.

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:19 PM   #17
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I went to HD and took a look at the 1/4" underlayment. Well, it is actually very thin, and I'm not sure it will help or will do any good
The other plywood boards are of course much more expensive
Or another option would be to put some 1/2" OSB, cheaper?

Like I said, I have 2 boards with 1 edge not even with the adjacent one. There is something like 3 mm difference (yes, mm......I am french )
I took a closer look and it seems they are not T&G

So I could try to sand those edges and see how it goes
Or remove the taller board, but I am not "confident" doing that.....!!!
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #18
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you need to check just how "flat" that floor is. if you did sand just the edges to make them match, the rest of the board would be higher = not good.

do you want to do it right ? pull those boards up.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #19
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btw. i have the SAME EXACT problem you have, to deal with.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #20
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And what are you plans?
I really would like to put my laminate without having to do heavy (and pricey) additional work....!!!
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:53 PM   #21
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my plan is to replace the board. but i am not putting my laminate down for a good while. so i am not worried about it. i have just one board that is about 3mm too high.

what is holding your wood down ? screws, remove em. nails, pry bar.
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nails.......
Do you have an idea why some boards are taller? Did they "expend" for some reason?
1 more question: so you understood that my flooring is OSB....
Do I need a plywood underlayment anyway (other than to fix some flatness issues)?
Meaning if my current OSB flooring was perfectly flat and smooth, can I lay down laminate directly onto it (with the proper padding of course)
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nails.......
Do you have an idea why some boards are taller? Did they "expend" for some reason?


1 more question: so you understood that my flooring is OSB....
Do I need a plywood underlayment anyway (other than to fix some flatness issues)?
Meaning if my current OSB flooring was perfectly flat and smooth, can I lay down laminate directly onto it (with the proper padding of course)
idk. i figure that it is some kind of manufacturing defect. but, that doesn't matter = it is what it is, deal with it.


so is mine. and i plan to put the laminate right on top of it, with whatever "padding" i decide on.


did you check how flat the floor is ?
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oh. you don't want nails holding that down. they will eventually loosen and cause noises. BEFORE you put the laminate down = screw all those boards down, use a LOT of screws ! otherwise you are asking for a lesser quality result.
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No, I didn't check yet...
Hope it will be OK without any major low or high areas !!!
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well. just check it and report back. some out of flatness is ok, other out of flatness is BAD. depends
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oh yeah, I know....I did my family room in December, over a concrete slab
I had to do self leveling compound......
What is the regular thickness for an OSB floor:3/4" ? And what is the real thickness of a 3/4" OSB board?
I was thinking about my floor, and thought: what is the right board? The one thicker or the one that is thinner????
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oh. you don't want nails holding that down. they will eventually loosen and cause noises. BEFORE you put the laminate down = screw all those boards down, use a LOT of screws ! otherwise you are asking for a lesser quality result.
Are you talking about the current OSB that I would need to secure with screws, or the new layer (plywood or OSB)?
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what is that osb on top of ?

mine is on 1x6 planks.
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This is the original flooring, and I assume that OSB is directly on the joists.....
So as far as I know, I only have 1 "layer"

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