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Old 08-20-2019, 03:40 PM   #1
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Doing some home improvement and while checking the upstairs floor under the carpet, I noticed something interesting. They used wood paneling to put on top of the plywood and then attached the carpet to the floor. Wondered if there was a reason for doing that. The house is from 1901 and we aren't sure when all the new carpet was done in the upstairs. Probably anywhere from the 90's on I would say. Any answers would be appreciated
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Old 08-20-2019, 06:05 PM   #2
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Probably just wanted the floor smooth. Many old wood floors have gaps in them. Sometime big enough to feel through carpet.
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Are you sure there is plywood underneath? It could be planks. The wood paneling could be for a smooth surface or to bring the level up to match adjoining floors.
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It's hard to tell. It looked like plywood closer to the doors. I will have to peel back the carpet a little more to get a good look. Thanks for the answers though I do appreciate it
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With a house 120 years old you have much mind reading to do.
If a bathroom on that floor has tile perhaps they were just matching heights.
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Perhaps there are areas where the tack strips would be noticeably proud of the subfloor, so they use some paneling that's about the same thickness of the tack strips to even things out.
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