hardwood flooring over yellowtounge

Old 02-10-04, 04:11 AM
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hardwood flooring over yellowtounge

I am planing to "owner build" our house soon and would like some advice on the floor construction. We want "Tassie Oak" flooring throughout the house on stumps, but want to make the flooring as quiet as possible as we have young children. I will be using "yellow tongue" particle flooring as a base, then get it sanded dead flat, then glue and nail the hardwood flooring on. Another chippy has told us that the glue will break down and squeak between the two woods? Is this correct or is there a better way to lay the hardwood down?
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Old 02-18-04, 01:13 AM
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Hardwood installation

I am not sure what your requirements are. You can go to the bible on hardwood flooring installation at www.installingwoodfloors.com for technical info. I am not clear regarding your subfloor, but if it is particle board it is not acceptable. If your are planning to use 3/4" solid hardwood, this is not a glue down product. It is a nail down product into 3/4" plywood subfloor (OSB acceptable). Solid hardwood flooring tends to produce no more noise than any other solid surface flooring.
Old 02-18-04, 07:00 PM
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i wouldnt use glue for your hardwood its not goingto anything but cause alot of mess and clean up problems.......as far as it breaking down i dont know because i have never heard of anyone doing this..........put down a 15# felt paper the same that you would use for roofing and then install your hardwood whether you are going to use a cleat nailer or a air stapler nail the floor every 6"-7" some guys will say this is too many nails but why not make sure it's down good with a few extra...........and second most squeaks in hardwood floors are because the subfloor is squeaking.....make sure you go over your subfloor and screw down any squeaky spots

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