I moved this thread to over here hoping for some help.
Hi. My husband and I are renovating my old home. We discovered ancient termite damage in the living room. I say ancient because when removing the vinyl tile and subfloor, we were inundated with red dust. Anyway, the hardwood floor is not salvagible in the living room, but the 2 bedrooms and hallway are perfect. They had used what looked like roofing paper on the hardwood, then the 1/4 inch subfloor, then the vinyl. What I want to know is, that since the existing good hardwood has no subfloor, when I replace the living room floor, can I put down the hardwood floor without a subfloor? I don't want a height difference in the rooms.