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Old 02-03-2012, 03:51 AM   #1
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Replace carpet and vinyl with laminate


Hi all, I'm currently in prepping phase of my laminate install on the 1st floor of my house w/basement(built 2002). Carpet(living room) is removed and I planned to install laminate over the the vinyl(hallways). However, the subfloor under the carpet is now 1/4 inch lower than the vinyl. I was thinking of glueing and nailing down 1/4 inch OSB to make both areas level. A few questions, I have.
1) Is OSB okay to use or should I go with plywood at almost 3 times the cost?
2) Do I need to let the OSB or plywood acclimate like the laminate requires?
3) Do I need to allow for an expansion gap when installing OSB or plywood? 1/2 or 1/4 inch gap?
4) After the OSB or plywood is installed, can I immediately start laying laminate, or does that need to set for a day or two?

Appreciate the help and knowledge. Thanks!

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Replace carpet and vinyl with laminate


best to just staple it with 1" staples with 1/4" crown

1) Is OSB okay to use or should I go with plywood at almost 3 times the cost? osb is fine
2) Do I need to let the OSB or plywood acclimate like the laminate requires? No
3) Do I need to allow for an expansion gap when installing OSB or plywood? 1/2 or 1/4 inch gap? No
4) After the OSB or plywood is installed, can I immediately start laying laminate, or does that need to set for a day or two? Yes

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