new floors


Old 01-14-09, 03:32 PM
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new floors

First let me start by saying I love this website! All of the information is so useful.
My issue today is I want to pull up my carpet and install laminate flooring. My house has a crawl space. When you step on the floor there are about 2 different sections of the floor where it is very weak. I can tell the floor boards are cracked by stepping on them. In one spot it seems like 1 good jump and my foot will be under the house. How can we secure the floor before putting down the new floor? what type of sub floor would be best? Thanks for you help.
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Old 01-14-09, 03:50 PM
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Hi Tonya!

Alot depends on how much money you have budgeted and skills.

I personally would put blocking below the weak spot, between the floor joists, then install some 1/2" AC or BC rated plywood.

Laminate flooring, or any other hard surface flooring, needs a nice, flat, sturdy subfloor.

Do you think you can manage doing this? It's not too difficult.

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