Re: Floor Leveling Above Or Below Underlayment? - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-13-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 154
Rewards Points: 150
Default

re: floor leveling above or below underlayment?


I plan on installing some 3/4" nail down engineered.
i have some 3/4" car decking subfloor. I plan on putting 3/8" plywood on top. Of course the floor needs to be flat. I plan on using mostly wood shims to help flatten it out.

Does the shimming/flattening process supposed to be performed before or after the underlayment goes down?
-g

Advertisement

gramps416 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
Pro
 
JetSwet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lagrangeville NY
Posts: 1,008
Rewards Points: 502
Default

re: floor leveling above or below underlayment?


Quote:
Originally Posted by gramps416
I plan on installing some 3/4" nail down engineered.
i have some 3/4" car decking subfloor. I plan on putting 3/8" plywood on top. Of course the floor needs to be flat. I plan on using mostly wood shims to help flatten it out.

Does the shimming/flattening process supposed to be performed before or after the underlayment goes down?
-g
Well I'm confused?.. U want to install 3/4" engineered HW over car decking or your car decking is the floor in want to install?

Advertisement

JetSwet is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 11:07 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 154
Rewards Points: 150
Default

re: floor leveling above or below underlayment?


Quote:
Well I'm confused?.. U want to install 3/4" engineered HW over car decking or your car decking is the floor in want to install?
3/4" red oak hardwood on
3/8" plywood underlayment on
3/4" plank car decking subfloor

Last edited by gramps416; 06-14-2012 at 11:21 AM.
gramps416 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing underlayment in entire house...what material to use? Dave321 Flooring 23 12-23-2011 03:38 PM
Underlayment question-- "extending" existing underlayment fastener and type cbrc5eric Flooring 9 06-01-2011 05:03 PM
Another thread about subflooring & underlayment choices for a first timer DIY tiler pmergler Flooring 8 07-11-2010 03:00 AM
Underlayment height for tile / carpet.... scheenstra Flooring 2 04-23-2008 01:12 AM
Subfloor / underlayment question... scheenstra Flooring 7 02-21-2008 08:39 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts