12:34PM | 09/05/03
Member Since: 07/27/03
6 lifetime posts
A professional came by for an estimate and due to the unevenness of our concrete slab, he recommended first leveling the many uneven areas on the slab and then installing 1/2" plywood before laying a 1/2 engineered wood plank floor. Does that seem like overkill or is it possible that the subfloor is necessary?


03:22PM | 09/05/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
1/2 inch engineered seems pretty thin, and will not take alot of subfloor irregularities. I have not run into a concrete subfloor that was soooo bad, it required leveling AND plywood, but you just may have that problem. Get a second opinion, cause I just cant see the floor.


07:33PM | 09/05/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
here's my opinion,get a second opinion.(once the floor is level ,whats the point of the plywood)....home depot carrys a self leveling cement called level quick...stop buy and ask a few questions...good luck

KD Fisher

04:51PM | 09/07/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts
Maybe they don't want to glue it? Could be the reason for the 1/2" ply? There must be something seriously wrong to consider the plywood.

Ken Fisher
South Florida
Florida Wood Floors.Net



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