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Old 11-25-2008, 02:26 PM   #1
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What to install under engineered wood floors

I am about to install my engineered wood floors in my basement and I am wondering if I should be placing anything underneath them?

I have already placed a dimpled moisture barrier on top of the concrete, followed by a 3/4" layer of T&G OSB which has been screwed (the screws were caulked first) down into the concrete.

I am going to staple down the engineered floors because I am not a big fan of the sound from a floating installation, and I do not want the hassle of gluing. So I am wondering if I should be placing some kind felt paper or something under the floors? Does it make it easier to install or reduce squeaking? Or is it just a waste?

The manufacture really doesn’t say anything besides the type of nails/staples and the tolerances.



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Old 11-25-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:26 AM   #3
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I used floor muffler. I used it. I know it sounds like a funny name but it seems to be a well respected product, and not too pricey at $.39/sq ft.

Nevermind, i just read that you already placed the moisture barrier.
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