Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


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 01-09-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: montreal, canada
Posts: 30
Share |
Default

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?
adamavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
Member
 
Ironlight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 701
Default

Will this work?


Quote:
Originally Posted by adamavis View Post
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?
Ironlight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: montreal, canada
Posts: 30
Default

Will this work?


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 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: montreal, canada
Posts: 30
Default

Will this work?


*crickets*
adamavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 10:09 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 24,462
Default

Will this work?


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.
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hardwood, slc, subfloor


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
Contractor didn't start work in CT - What recourse do I have? ControlTech Off Topic 3 09-28-2010 01:45 AM
grounding the workpiece you're welding jarnold Electrical 41 09-08-2010 07:33 AM
HVAC contractor ripoff! sekntonone HVAC 8 04-05-2008 07:15 AM
Need help with permit/city got a Stop Work Order. amdspitfire General DIY Discussions 39 02-07-2008 02:45 PM
Am I being overcharged for general construction work? baloney12 Building & Construction 2 07-11-2007 06:09 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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