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Right so we are giving the guy ideas on whether...

Right so we are giving the guy ideas on whether stapling a hardwood floor to Dricore is a good idea and how best to do it.

If you call Dricore they will tell you to screw the panels to the floor...
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...and is that engineered wood or 3/4" solid...

...and is that engineered wood or 3/4" solid wood? Even with a subfloor I wouldn't recommend solid wood over concrete. Some people asked me why I didn't put solid wood in the lower level of my house....
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You can read more about Delta FL here: ...

You can read more about Delta FL here:

http://www.cosella-dorken.com/bvf/ca-en/products/floor/products/FL.php

The installation instructions are here:
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I don't think you have read anything I have...

I don't think you have read anything I have written. Drilling screws into Dricore does not void the warranty. Dricore Technical support recommends this method for a staple down floor. Considering...
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A panel is not going to move three 1/4" diameter...

A panel is not going to move three 1/4" diameter concrete screws. If you don't fasten the panels, the whole installation will sound like an echo chamber. Go to HD and place a few panels on the floor...
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If you are going to float your wood floor on top...

If you are going to float your wood floor on top of the Dri-core, you do not need to fasten the Dri-core panels. However, if you are going to staple down your flooring you do need to fasten each...
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You will need to use three screws per panel to...

You will need to use three screws per panel to fasten the Dri-core to the surface underneath. Then you can staple down your floor. I would also use 1" or 1.25" staples if they will work with your...
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Right. A friend of mine suggested I use the red...

Right. A friend of mine suggested I use the red rosin paper. Apparently the asphalt paper can smell when the floor heats up. As I don't need an additional moisture barrier, I think I will go for the...
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Necessity of 15lb. Asphalt Felt Paper

I am about to lay down some 3/8"thk x 3"wd engineered boards. I am using the staple down method. The manufacturer recommends laying down a layer of 15lb. asphalt felt paper. They claim that is will...
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Can you explain that? Does the subfloor bow under...

Can you explain that? Does the subfloor bow under the weight of the wood flooring you lay down? I guess that is the risk. Obviously my linoleum doesn't weigh much right now. I am thinking of a 3/8"...
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I am about to do the same thing in my kitchen. I...

I am about to do the same thing in my kitchen. I have 2-1/4" oak floors throughout my house stained in a sand color. Currently my kitchen has a lighter shade of linoleum. I like the color of the...
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Let me know how you like your kitchen floor after...

Let me know how you like your kitchen floor after a few months. I am 90% sure I am going to do an Appalachian Merced maple shell engineered floor in my kitchen. I think the light color would contrast...
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That's exactly why I want to do an engineered...

That's exactly why I want to do an engineered wood instead of a hardwood. I have friends who have 3/4" hardwood in their kitchen and they have been fine. Now if you have a dog that makes a mess or...
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I don't like tile. It is cold and hard. I think...

I don't like tile. It is cold and hard. I think wood looks much better than tile.
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fwiw, I went with the Bostitch LHF97125-2 Floor...

fwiw, I went with the Bostitch LHF97125-2 Floor Runner which uses 1" staples. My local flooring shop carries the staples and rents out this unit. I bought my own as I plan to install several floors....
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The upstairs of my house has 3/4" x 2-1/4" oak...

The upstairs of my house has 3/4" x 2-1/4" oak flooring throughout - except my kitchen which is linoleum. I am installing a 3/8" thick engineered oak floor in the lower level of my house. If that...
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It really depends how bad it is and how close to...

It really depends how bad it is and how close to perfect you want it to be. If you can get the insurance company to pay, you might as well rip up the whole floor and replace it. It sounds crazy, but...
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I'm installing an 3/8" thick Anderson engineered...

I'm installing an 3/8" thick Anderson engineered oak floor. The recommended minimum staple length is 1". It states so in their installation instructions and I even called them to verify. Of course I...
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Flooring stapler recommendations

Does anyone have any recommendations on flooring staplers for engineered hardwood? I am considering the Senco SLS20HF, Porta-Nails 461, and Bostitch LHF97125. They are all approximately the same...
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Engineered oak in bathroom and house entry

Does anyone have any experience with installing an engineered oak floor in a bathroom? I am thinking of doing this in a guest bathroom that gets very light use. I know the manufacturers do not...
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If you can get 3/4" solid and you don't have...

If you can get 3/4" solid and you don't have moisture problems, that is what I would do. A friend of mine in Northampton, MA just bought some 3/4" solid )Birch from a local saw mill for a decent...
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How often do you plan on sanding the floors? The...

How often do you plan on sanding the floors? The better quality engineered floors have very durable finishes. Yes, I am sure you can still damage it if you try hard enough. If you want a thick wear...
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In an old house like that I would go for a...

In an old house like that I would go for a classic 3/4" oak floor. Finish it yourself w/ stain and poly. Bamboo will not look good. I almost put bamboo in my house and I am so glad I did not. The...
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I have two rolls of moisture proof tape and will...

I have two rolls of moisture proof tape and will butt joint the Delta FL and not overlap. Also, I have worked with Tapcon screws before and tried drilling into my floor and it was quite easy w/ a...
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Posted By cycloxer13

Yeah the Delta FL looks great. I will see how it...

Yeah the Delta FL looks great. I will see how it lays with the OSB. I already own the Anderson floor so I can't make any changes there.
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