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Old 09-02-2018, 07:36 AM   #1
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Sheet vinyl underlayment


Good morning.

I am working on planning the materials required to replace the old hardwoods in my kitchen with sheet vinyl. It is a U shaped room that butts up to hardwoods in the dining room. The subfloor is planks.

My current plan is to put down a vapor barrier, then layers of osb to get close the the 3/4” height of the hardwoods in the dining room.

A few questions:

Should I screw/nail the osb to the planks or joists?
Is the vapor barrier necessary?
Is osb ok? Or do I need plywood?
How thick of a gap should I leave for a transition strip?
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:40 AM   #2
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I would go with screws. I don't see any reason to use a vapor barrier. I'm not sure of the OSB question.
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:49 AM   #3
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Re: Sheet vinyl underlayment


OSB may be fine for a 90 mil loose lay or perimeter glue cushioned vinyl but probably is not smooth enough for a standard felt backed sheet vinyl. For that your top layer should be a true underlayment.



https://www.homedepot.com/s/underlay...plywood?NCNI-5


Note the 4 x 4 sheets are much easier to handle and make it easier to always butt a factory edge to a factory edge.
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If it was mine I'd be adding 2" decking screws to the old planks. A layer of subfloor rated 1/2" plywood and making sure not to nail into the floor joist, using my framing gun with 8D ring shank nails, not screws for several reasons, way to slow, screws will leave a tiny hump, expencve.
To do this right the outside edges need to be nailed every 4" and from 6 to 8" in the field, that would be a whole lot of screws with nothing to gain.
Over that 1/4" multiply subfloor rated plywood, making sure the seams do not line up with the seams below in the 1/2" plywood.
I use a narrow crown staple gun to attach with the same nailing pattern as the 1/2 plywood. A narrow crown staple will leave just a tiny hole that does not need filling.
Once that's done any gaps at the seams or flaws need to be filled and sanded.
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