05:37AM | 08/31/04
Member Since: 08/04/04
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Can you install a new hardwood floor directly on a parquet floor? Neighbors have said taking up the 25 year old parquet in their houses was very difficult.



12:12PM | 09/01/04
Member Since: 07/21/04
41 lifetime posts
it is difficult, but VERY necessary if you want a long lasting floor.

Unless you buy an engineered floor and float over it.

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07:42PM | 09/01/04
Member Since: 08/04/04
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Well, I found out one big reason it is hard to take the old floors up. There's asbestos tile underneath. I don't want to get into that. So, I need other options. One floor person I had in suggested 3/4" strips nailed down on the parquet. What do you think?

Thanks for the previous comment!


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