I plan on nailing down 3/4 Bamboo ( 2 inch crowned staples with pneumatic nailer)but have read mixed messages on appropriate subflooring.
This is a remodel, and after pulling up the carpet, where I plan to install the Bamboo, I find 1/2" particle board underlayment on top of 3/4" OSB. My understanding is that nailing directly on to 3/4" OSB is acceptable. Is that 1/2" layer of particle board really such a problem that I need to remove it?
Would not the staples grab the OSB anyway, and negate the poor holding power of the particle board?
Is particle board so suseptible to moisture damage that liquid spills on such an assembly would cause major problems?
Has anyone had any real-time experince with this?
Thanks for your input.
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