Originally Posted by Mark Harvey
Station is only a show piece in a small town museum ... so no dwelling. No plumbing or electricity or any other modern day features. Roof is sound but with the current reno, a very small amount of snow has blown in. This will be fixed as windows & doors are adjusted. Strictly for show during spring, summer and early fall.
Thanks for any suggestions recommendations.
Sounds like what they did out this way...one of them is a small railway museum now.
Will it be heated in some way? If that is the case you will want to put a vapour barrier on the floor first. If it's just for the warm season - as I think you are suggesting - then perhaps the v/b isn't so important.
Whether or not you opt for a v/b, in which case 6 mil poly will work, install 15 lb. roofing felt over that. It is really just very heavy tarpaper which will serve the dual purpose of preventing squeaking between the two wood floors, and if you use poly, it will protect that during installation of the floor.
You are probably safe to install the floor when the weather is warm enough to work comfortably inside, perhaps end of March/April.
The advantage of 1 x 4 T & G is that it is narrow, and any wood movement will be very limited. Just use the regular T & G flooring nailer and staples, and the job will be done quickly.
How about posting some pics of the project if you get the chance?