DIY Home Improvement Forum banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a 35 year old house & want to replace carpeting with 3/4" solid T&G oak hardwood (3-4"). The area involved is about 650 square feet (3 bedrooms & a hallway).

(1) The floor under the carpet appears to be OSB, but may be particle board. Whatever it is, it is on top of plywood & is very solid. Assuming (a) the floor surface is OSB, can the hardwood be installed (nailed or stapled, whichever is proper) directly on the OSB? If not, what has to be done to use the hardwood, or should I consider another wood flooring product? Assuming (b) the floor is particle board...same questions.

(2) Assuming I can install the hardwood directly over the existing floor, one end of the hallway (about 3.5' wide) will butt up against an existing slate floor. The problem here is that the slate is only about 1/4" above the sub-floor, so the 3/4" hardwood will be at least 1/2" higher than the slate. I know there are transition pieces, but are they available, & will they work & look well, for such a height difference?

Thanks for any advice.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks you two...that helps.

I have determined I have OSB over plywood so I'm assuming I'm good to go with the solid 3/4" hardwood.

Now, assuming I don't want to go to the trouble & expense of ripping out the OSB, I still have the issue of the hardwood being 1/2" higher than the slate it will butt against at the end of the hall.

My main question is now is that 1/2" transition too high to try to overcome with a transition piece? In other words, is a 1/2" height difference too much to try to transition with a 2" or so wide transition piece so as to eliminate any tripping point?

If it is, what other options, if any, do I have?

Thanks...
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top