Felt for hardwood?

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Old 07-13-20, 02:39 PM
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Felt underlay for hardwood?

I was going to install felt but is it really necessary with hardwood on OSB subfloor?
everythingi thought it was useful for is refuted by a few articles like:
http://www.woodsthebest.com/Flooring/installPaperUnderlay.htm
 
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Old 07-13-20, 03:27 PM
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I completely agree the paper has nothing to do with squeaks, that is board to board, not board to floor.

So do I install felt, no, I now use silicone paper, it eliminates the heavy petroleum/felt paper smell.

Is it needed, probably not, about the only benefit I can give is before installing wood I have a nice clean surface to work with.

So, use it if you want or dont use, in the grand scheme of the project it's not much of a cost!
 
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Old 07-13-20, 03:48 PM
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Most people use rosin paper nowadays.
 
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Old 07-13-20, 04:51 PM
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But for what benefit? Just a cleaner area or is it helping in the long run with dust?
 

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