Need help! About to install hard wood over sound proofing! What can we do?


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Old 12-05-05, 05:05 PM
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Need help! About to install hard wood over sound proofing! What can we do?

We just receved our delivery of 3/4 inch solid hardwood flooring. We live in a condo and did not realize that what we thought was concrete was fireproofing and could not be removed. I know that we could add 3/4 inch plywood over the fireproofing and then add the floor on top of that, but we already have tile that will join the wood and there will be a large step. I was told that we could add a corking over the fireproofing instead of the plywood....Is that correct? Will that floor nail to corking? Do they have a thin layer of fire proofing material that we can us to replace the old which is thinner? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 12-05-05, 07:25 PM
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Not too sure how you ended up in the predicament, you can't use 3/4" on concrete either. You cannot nail 3/4" solid to cork. You have the wrong material for your needs. Its plywood or nothing.
 
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Old 12-06-05, 10:12 AM
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You can glue a solid to acoustic Cork. I am not familiar with the procedure, as I do not do these installs but they do them in high-rises. They are really tricky and are better left to an experienced pro that does this particular kind of installation.
 
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Old 12-06-05, 04:48 PM
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Are they guing 3/4' or one of the new thinner mills? it is very very difficult to glue 3/4". Drawing up slightly bowed boards and then holding them down is a mess.
 
 

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