installing flooring in old building

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Old 08-21-10, 04:27 AM
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installing flooring in old building

We have a 150 year old log house which in a constant state of remodeling.I have 2 by 10 flooring laid on it's side with splines betwween them.I would like to lay engineer flooring over this.Iam concerned about expansion and contration of these 2bys.also the floor are on top of logs as their joists so leveling has to be done.Any ideas.
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Old 08-21-10, 05:39 AM
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Welcome to the forums! The flooring has probably expanded and contracted all it is going to do in the past 150 years. It wouldn't hurt to fasten the flooring down to the joisting using 3" decking screws to prevent vertical lifting of the boards. Leveling will be determined by the type of flooring (thickness) you plan on putting down and how much a drop over a specified range you have.
 
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