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dasiepat

03:47PM | 05/08/01
Member Since: 05/07/01
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Bvflooring
Are there any problems with installing a hard wood floor over a particle board sub?

Jay J

05:09PM | 05/08/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi dasiepat,

Absolutely a problem.

Chip board doesn't hold nails or staples very well. As for gluing to it, it's possible the glue will 'soften' the board and cause it to sell from below. Plus, if there's any moisture coming from below, it's CERTAINLY a no-no.

If you're doing this job yourself, get a hold of the Installation Instructions that come w/your flooring. (Do the same even if a Pro is doing it so you're familiar with what's going on, AND, you can question any 'deviation' from the Instructions.)

If you install your floor contrary to the Instructions, you will certainly VOID your Warranty.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

dasiepat

01:55PM | 05/10/01
Member Since: 05/07/01
2 lifetime posts
Jay,

Not understanding. You say it is a problem, then you say read flooring instructions.

In essence then, if done right not a problem?

Also, should I consider replacing the particle with plywood?

Jay J

04:24PM | 05/10/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi dasiepat,

What I'm saying is way BEYOND using particle board. You may, for the sake of arguement, forgo the particle board for, say ..., plywood as the instructions say. BUT, if the instructions happen to say EXTERIOR GRADE Plywood, and you happen to use INTERIOR GRADE Plywood, in essence, you've VOIDED the Warranty. That's what I mean when I say, "You should read the Installation Instructions." It's simply not enough to 'just get by'. At the same time, if you still opt to go w/particle board contrary to the instructions, well, it's obvious you've gone against the 'advice' of the instructions.

I'm sorry if I confused you. In short, BEFORE you do anything, just read the Instructions so you are, in the least, familiar with what's going on.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator


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