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 07-18-2008, 09:25 AM   #1
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,692
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Share |
Default

What final material should be on the subfloor before linoleum?


can I easily put linoleum on top of any wood material, or does it have to be a specific type?

__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,264
Default

What final material should be on the subfloor before linoleum?


As long as the surface of the material is smooth, you should be able to install linoleum over it.

Some underlayments are better than others because some will swell up and lose their strength if they get wet (like particle board or chipboard), but both are suitable substrates for gluing linoleum down to. You just have to be more careful about not getting the underlayment wet.

Nestor_Kelebay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2008, 05:55 PM   #3
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,692
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

What final material should be on the subfloor before linoleum?


so you think regular plywood would be OK if the surface is decent?
__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2008, 06:57 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,264
Default

What final material should be on the subfloor before linoleum?


Plywood would probably work fine. However, you'd be better off buying a "fir plywood underlayment" instead of fir plywood. The reason why is that plywood is allowed to have open voids on the inside plies which can cause "soft spots" on the floor. With fir plywood underlayment, the voids in the interior plys are filled to prevent those soft spots from occuring.

It makes little difference if you plant to install a soft flexible flooring like linoleum. It's really only important if you plant to install small ceramic tiles.

However, for my money, I would install fir plywood underlayment rather than just fir plywood. But, I wouldn't say that doing so would result in any better or more durable floor installation. It's just extra security against having any potential problems with the floor.
Nestor_Kelebay 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
framing material estimate maydoug Building & Construction 38 06-12-2009 01:32 PM
Material to use for replacing linoleum (glued down). spookercat Flooring 2 06-25-2008 11:51 PM
Proper material to raise a subfloor.... Alan Building & Construction 2 06-12-2008 06:29 AM
Linoleum Finish Question scubasteve882001 Flooring 1 02-12-2007 07:55 AM
What roofing material is right for me? Grumpy Roofing/Siding 0 07-07-2004 07:41 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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