04:02AM | 10/27/03
Member Since: 10/26/03
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I plan to install 3/4" oak hardwood in my living room and dining room. The subfloor is 5/8" plywood with 2x8 16" span joist. I am going to nail down 3/4" hardwood to the subfloor directly since 5/8" plywood subfloor meets the minimum subfloor requirement. Am I right? Second question, When I nail down the 3/4" hardwood to the subfloor, should I nail to the joist or avoid it?


Glenn Good

09:39AM | 10/27/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
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Nail into the joists. The plywood sub floor will deflect under pressure and will create squeaks as the nails begin to lose their grip.



05:23PM | 10/27/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
well you are correct 5/8" is the minimum...why not play it safe and add a layer of plywood or osb (about 1/2") lay it out in the other direction of your existing sub floor....good luck


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