How do I tell if this is "hardwood" floor?


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Old 06-24-17, 03:45 PM
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How do I tell if this is "hardwood" floor?

SO I found out recently that there is a wood floor under our carpet which I have been wanting to get rid of since we moved in to the house. Problem is, its clearly not finished by any means. Question I have is this a wood floor I could finish and seal and use?

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Old 06-24-17, 03:58 PM
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I think that's a plywood subfloor, buddy.
 
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Old 06-24-17, 06:36 PM
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Yeah I was wondering that. I am assuming the layered look to the wood is an indication of that?
 
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The layers are called "plys". And the sheet edges will be every 4 or 8 ft, since the sheets are 4x8. And it's all face nailed every 8" or so.
 
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Old 06-25-17, 03:07 AM
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The good news is you can put most any type of floor covering you want over the subfloor plywood.
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Old 06-25-17, 11:04 AM
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Thanks guys, at least its a good base for doing wood floors, whenever we get to that stage
 
 

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