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1950 original hard wood floor problems


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05-14-13, 07:38 PM   #1  
1950 original hard wood floor problems

Our living room has the original oak hardwood floors. We are knocking out at a wall that will open the dining room to the living and we would like to match the floors.

Our problem is that the living room hard wood floors were attached to the 1950 subfloor which wasn't put down very tight. I can see the crawl space through the gaps.

We want to lay OSB board down on top of the subfloor for more protection from the kitchen and dining room but that would make the floors 1/2 inch higher on the transition between the rooms. With out pulling up the original hardwoods does anyone have ideas?

 
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05-14-13, 07:50 PM   #2  
That is a problem. Without picking up the original flooring you can't change or add anything that will affect the spacing.

I do have a question. You have the original oak flooring in the living room now. What is currently in the dining room and kitchen. If it's not the same.... how will you match the existing flooring ?

It almost sounds like you would be better off re-doing all three rooms at the same
time.

 
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05-15-13, 07:07 AM   #3  
We had linoleum that we pulled up and it was sitting on particle board on top of the original subfloor. We were able to find a company that sales the oak wood floor unfinished so we will be to match it.

 
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