Please Help A Lady Out

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-12-14, 02:51 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1
Please Help A Lady Out

I have plank subfloors. We possibly want to put hardwood down, but need some advice. There is black cutback adhesive and laminate or vinyl right on the subfloor. We don't have to money to get it tested for abspetos so we want to know if we can cover over it, and if so how? Also I'm pretty sure that the planks aren't sealed, so any self leveling stuff would just seep through to the basement.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-12-14, 03:03 PM
czizzi's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 7,124
How old is the house? Vinyl would have to have some form of intermediate flat surface between it and the plank flooring, or you would be able to see the planks through the vinyl. So investigate a little closer and determine what mix you have in your current flooring. I suspect your floor is thicker than you think.

A floating engineered floor could be put down over the existing flooring such that you would not have to remove.
 
  #3  
Old 07-12-14, 09:50 PM
sam floor's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: May 2010
Location: floor installer
Posts: 848
You could put 3/8" plywood over the current floor and nail hardwood to it.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'