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blubyrd

06:15AM | 07/30/03
Member Since: 07/29/03
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We bought our 60's model home in the 80's and we thought we fixed the kitchen floor with masonite. We were told to nail it down with a nail every 2 inches. Now the nails are coming up in the walkways through 2 layers of vinyl. We want to fix this problem permanently. What is the next method to fixing this problem? Can we just pull up the old nails and screw down in the same pathways? Or should we start all over again and pull up all the masonite? Our house is on a conventional floor. We are looking at the laminate wood planks or the laminate tile planks. Would they hold up good over unlevel flooring? Since this type of flooring is expensive to me I want to make sure it would last.

carpetman

08:28PM | 07/30/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
you could pound the nails down and lay your laminate over the lino.the nails wont be a problem for laminate.
however you mention the floor is not level and that would be a problem.so the question is, what is the cause of the floor not being level?will pounding the nails down bring the floor to level? if so no problem. however if the underlayment is the problem you will need to pull it up.then if the plywood is level ,lay on that.....good luck

AWoodFloorSpecialist

05:45AM | 08/06/03
Member Since: 07/24/03
80 lifetime posts
Most professionals won't use nails or screws to hold down underlayment for the very problem you are having.

Most vinyl layers that I know use an air stapler and staple down underlayment and they use a lot of staples. You can rent one if you don't have one or buy one. They come in handy for a lot of other things than just underlayment ( almost wrote "nuderlayment"). You just have to try a few to get the air pressure right so you are setting the staples but not so that you are blowing clear through it.

Franklyn
http://WoodFloorist.com

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