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DirtyTex 02-01-2011 03:03 PM

Wood floor sadness...
 
Im trying to install Home Legend floating click lock wood floor in my kitchen(about 75sqft). When I was working on the plywood subfloor I noticed that two of the joists had sunk a bit causing a depression(about 5/16'' at its deepest point). I used roofing shingles per many opinions on the internet and used a string to flatten out the depression as best as I could. I put down the underlayment and laid the floor.

Now I have laid all the floor and here is my problem. When I walk on the floor I feel like it is giving a little bit as I step on it. Its not a lot, maybe 1/8'' give in the "squishiest" spots. This happens in random spots and is not specific to where the depression was. I only used strait planks and discarded the warped ones.

So my question is... Is this normal for the floor to give a little and its all in my head? Or is the most likely cause that the subfloor still isnt level? Or is there some other possible cause Ive never heard of?

:wallbash:

woodman58 02-01-2011 03:22 PM

It sounds like it is just common give in the floor. Just keep an eye on the joints to make sure they don't start working their way apart.

tcleve4911 02-01-2011 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DirtyTex (Post 582566)
Is this normal for the floor to give a little and its all in my head? Or is the most likely cause that the subfloor still isnt level?
:wallbash:

Both
It's a floating floor..........it floats..............:)
You shimmed the subfloor with wood shims.............:whistling2:

I hate laminate "click" floors....they're like toystuff....

Even a laminate glue down or nail down would have given better results.....
Who ever came up with this crap should be shot...........sorry.....just my2

woodman58 02-01-2011 05:20 PM

I'm sorry but he used roofing shingles.


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