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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-03-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Subfloor construction.


I am installing prefinished 5" x 3/4" hardwood planks over the first level of my home. The existing flooring was 2-1/4" x 3/4" finished oak in one area, and carpet over 5/8" plywood in another. Each of the finished floors were installed over 3/4" sleepers, 1x8 planks, & 2x10 joists @ 16" O.C. For the most part, the sleepers are positioned directly above the joists. It appears that the original builder/owner used the sleepers so they could run the hardwood parallel with the 1x8 subfloor, which runs perpendicular to the joists.

Initially, I was not aware that the sleepers were present. I had planned to use the existing 5/8" plywood as my underlayment and match it in the other area with new plywood after removing the finished oak. When I discovered the sleepers under the oak, I decided to install the 5/8" plywood directly on them to match existing.

The thought of pulling up all the old plywood, removing the sleepers, pulling nails, rescrewing, yada yada yada seemed like a daunting task. I'm having second thoughts, only because I know this is not the way I'd do it if I were starting from scratch. I've only installed about 3 sheets worth of plywood (glued & screwed, is the glue necessary?) over the sleepers at this point. Anyone have an opinion on my situation before I hit the point of no return?

Thanks in advance for any and all help.


Last edited by mrh65; 04-03-2013 at 12:57 PM. Reason: Edited for clarity.
mrh65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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





Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.