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Old 03-04-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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You win guys - hardwood it is! Two questions.


Hi all,

ok, so I made a post before about laying laminate over an existing hardwood floor. The post is HERE.


After MUCH deliberation I have decided to go with hardwood. I have 2 questions if that's all right.

1. Looking at 3/4 inch thick, but I am also wondering if thinner matters? My concern is stability. If I can use a thinner board it would help with the levels.

2. Should I cross lay with the existing boards? I wonder if that will be more stable in the long run.

Oh, the floor of choice is BR-111 Tiete Rosewood. If anyone has any comments they would be welcomed.

Thanks a lot!!!!

Hugh

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Old 03-04-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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You win guys - hardwood it is! Two questions.


i helped a friend install a prefinished bamboo floor after removing carpet. i believe it was 5/8 we nailed it with a power nailer using staples. made for a nice stiff floor

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Do not lay new hardwood floors over your old hardwood oak flooring.
Do it right and pull up the old before adding the new.
Lay the new flooring over the subfloor, perpendicular to the floor joists.
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Do not lay new hardwood floors over your old hardwood oak flooring.
Do it right and pull up the old before adding the new.
Lay the new flooring over the subfloor, perpendicular to the floor joists.
I would also recommend getting down to the original subfloor. If your floor has any creaks or groans right now, adding a second layer of hardwood is going to make it worse. Get down to the original subfloor and screw down any loose boards.
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:47 PM   #5
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thank you gentlemen - out with the old it is then!
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