Necessity of 15lb. Asphalt Felt Paper


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Old 04-11-07, 10:32 AM
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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 help keep the floor clean and help to retard moisture from below.

Now I understand this, however, I have already built a subfloor with a Delta Fl 1/4" polyethylene dimpled membrane and Advantech Sheathing on top of that. So what is the asphalt paper going to do for me? Since I already have a moisture barrier, can I skip the felt paper? Does it provide any other benefits?
 
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Old 04-12-07, 07:30 AM
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Some say it helps reduce floor squeaking too.
 
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Old 04-12-07, 10:28 AM
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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 red rosin.
 
 

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