1968 Ranch likelyhood the rest of the house has hardwoods uner carpet?

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Old 03-19-14, 08:39 AM
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1968 Ranch likelyhood the rest of the house has hardwoods uner carpet?

I bought my house in 2011 and it has refinished hardwood floors in 2 bedrooms as well as the dining room. The master and family room are carpet. Can anyone tell me the likelyhood that there is wood floors under my carpet in these 2 rooms of the house? Thanks (house built in 1968 in Portland, OR if that helps)
 
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No way for anyone to know.
Just pull the carpet back and look. A simple pair of plyers will work.
 
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If you have floor vents, pull one and examine the edge under the carpet to see what's there.
 
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I would like to extend my kitchen into my diningroom, which is solid hardwoods. would it be best to remove the hardwood or maybe tile over it ?
 
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I'm not a tile pro, but they always say that you cannot put tile directly over hardwood. You need plywood, thinset, CBU, thinset and then tile.
 
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As Sam says, pull the hardwoods, install the thinset/1/4" cbu/thinset/tile, and it should come to a close match to the other hardwoods that abut it, hopefully eliminating the need for an ugly transition. This was 3/4" heart pine to tile.

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