floating 3" vs 5" uneven subfloor


Old 09-11-10, 01:22 PM
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floating 3" vs 5" uneven subfloor

i plan to float an engineered clicklock floor and i'm wondering if plank width makes a difference as to minimizing problems from uneven spots in subfloor -- are wide planks better than narrow planks, vice versa, or no real difference? i will of course level subfloor best i can. It is particle board which i realize is a risk

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Old 09-11-10, 06:28 PM
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my thinking is that since floor made of narrower planks would have more joints, it would be somewhat more flexible and so would lay better over subfloor unevenness than a wide plank floor would. but i'm not sure this is right or that any difference either way would be significant
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do yourself a favor = flatten the floor !!!
Old 09-12-10, 12:12 PM
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The flooring may flex in one direction, but not in both, so leveling the floor would make much better sense. That way you can install whichever you "like", rather than making do with what will fit.
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One more vote for fixing the subfloor

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