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esjr0969

09:09AM | 03/26/03
Member Since: 03/25/03
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Bvflooring
I am in the process of ripping up the 1/4 inch plywood that is on top of my subfloor. I am planning to replace it with 5/8 inch plywood. My first question is, should I put some kind of felt paper or something between the subfloor and the plywood? Also, when laying the plywood do I need to stagger the plywood so the corners do not meet. And finally, do I need to keep a 1/8 inch gap between the plywood? I am new at this, so any other advice would be greatly appreciated.

carpetman

10:21AM | 03/26/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
answers in order. (1) no you don't need paper(2) yes you need to stagger joints (3)use a penney to make a gap(use as a spacer)
p.s. why are you replacing 1/4 plywood with 5/8? will that trap your dishwasher?

esjr0969

10:59AM | 03/26/03
Member Since: 03/25/03
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The 1/4 was old, very old. I just thought the 5/8 would be more sturdier. Actually this is going in a living room. I am planning to use vinyl tile.

carpetman

06:55PM | 03/26/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i was waiting for you to tell me ceramic tile, and then i would have come back with " you need backerboard" but if you are using vinyl tile prep the floor smooth,and use a tile adhesive even if its peel and place.good luck

[This message has been edited by carpetman (edited March 26, 2003).]

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