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adamavis 01-09-2012 03:13 PM

Will this work?
 
I want to install hardwood floors, but my subfloor isn't up to snuff.
I was thinking about pouring some SLC, then glue and screw down some 1/2 inch ply on top of the leveled subfloor....

Will 1/2 inch ply be enough for the 3/4 prefinished hardwood planks to nail into? Can I go smaller? Do I even need to put another layer of plywood over the SLC?

Ironlight 01-09-2012 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by adamavis (Post 817584)
I want to install hardwood floors, but my subfloor isn't up to snuff.
I was thinking about pouring some SLC, then glue and screw down some 1/2 inch ply on top of the leveled subfloor....

Will 1/2 inch ply be enough for the 3/4 prefinished hardwood planks to nail into? Can I go smaller? Do I even need to put another layer of plywood over the SLC?

What does "isn't up to snuff" mean? Could you be more specific about what the subfloor is, what it is supported by, what the perceived problems are, etc?

adamavis 01-09-2012 03:20 PM

Sorry, The subfloor is 3/4 inch plywood. on one side of the house it's on 2x10's on the other it's supported by 2x8's.. I know... don't ask.
The floors are 40 years old and not level, and where the main beam of the house is there's an 1 1/2 inch drop because of the transition from 2x10 -> 2x8.

I'm just looking for a simple but respectable way to level out the floors.

adamavis 01-10-2012 10:29 AM

*crickets*

joecaption 01-10-2012 11:09 AM

Is there doors ways involved on the lower side?
If not you could add sleepers to raise the floor and have them come out level.


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