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Simple question: Replace old plank floor with plywood T&G 5/8"?

Simple question: Replace old plank floor with plywood T&G 5/8"?

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Old 05-18-13, 08:41 AM
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Simple question: Replace old plank floor with plywood T&G 5/8"?

Pretty simple question ...
~ 1950's house has plank T&G flooring (planks are ~ 4" wide, not sure how thick).
Can I remove planks, replace with 5/8" T&G plywood, put laminate over top and be happy?
Joists are 2x8 16" oc if that matters.

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Old 05-18-13, 01:03 PM
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3/4" T&G is the norm for a sub floor. Is the existing sub floor damaged? How long a distance do the floor joists span? [from end to end without support]
 
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Old 05-18-13, 09:10 PM
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Can I remove planks, replace with 5/8" T&G plywood, put laminate over top and be happy?
I don't know. What does it take to make you happy?

Why do you want to cover the existing floor? Even mere, why do you want to go to the time and effort to tear it out and replace it?
 
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Old 05-18-13, 10:07 PM
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If the current floor is structurally sound, you can put the laminate over the top of it without tearing the existing floor out.
 
 

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