Rosin Under Hardwood - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

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


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-15-2006, 08:32 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

rosin under hardwood

I am going to be installing 3/4 inch solid oak flooring on the second level of a home. There are 2 layers of vinyl tile (12x12 squares) total thickness is 1/8 inch. The subfloor is 2 layers of 3/4 inch plywood on 16 on center joists. Is a rosin underlayment necessary? Do I need to remove one or both layers of tile?


git-r-dun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2006, 08:48 AM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 142
Rewards Points: 77

Have to think on this one! I have never installed 3/4 over tile. You say there are two layers of 3/4 plywood down already!!! What kind of tile is on the floor? You don't want to tear it up if there is any chance that it's asbestos. But on the other hand nailing or stapleing may chip it anyway and staples may deflect if it is vinyl asbestos your already driving them on an angle? I always use either rosin or 15# felt depending on location, rosin on second floor. If I was going to do it I would use the rosin paper and use nails instead of staples and leave the tile in place.


Zero Punch is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Pattern of hardwood to existing hardwood floors garnet4ever Flooring 4 07-31-2007 03:34 PM
old termite damaged hardwood Kbotard Flooring 8 05-14-2007 02:22 PM
New Hardwood and Toe Kick yogibayer Flooring 2 03-19-2007 08:22 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1