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cj2 09-05-2007 12:23 PM

real wood floor underlay
I am putting real wood flooring down in my sitting room where i currently have carpet with quite a thick underlay, providing it is level would it be ok to lay the wood flooring on the underlay i already have. the floor underneath is concrete,thanks guys

JazMan 09-05-2007 08:42 PM

What do you mean by underlay? Underlayment is usually the second layer of plywood in a floor system. Underlay, might also mean the carpet padding, you don't mean you?

Engineered hardwood flooring can go over concrete that is flat and dry. What type of wood were you considering?


Floorwizard 09-05-2007 09:06 PM

if it is a floating hardwood, then you will need a pad with a moisture barrier before you float the floor over the concrete.
A solid wood floor would be more difficult.

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