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Smillie

08:21AM | 01/15/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
2 lifetime posts
I would like to put in new bamboo flooring. I had a floor (sales) guy come look at my 1961 particleboard subfloor to see if it needed to be replaced. Both he and I agreed that removing the particleboard would be a good idea. Underneath the particleboard are 2x6 boards running diagonally throughout the house. I am wondering whether I can have the finished flooring placed directly on these diagonal planks the way it was done prior to the popularity of plywood? Or would it be better if I install 1/2" plywood as a subfloor and then install the finished flooring on top of that?

Ron

treebeard

01:15AM | 01/17/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
262 lifetime posts
Are the boards really 2x6, or are they 1x6?

If they're 1x6's, you really need to put down the plywood. I think I'd put down the plywood even if they are the larger size, because when you're walking on that 2x6 deck, the boards wil move independently of each other as you cross them, and the plywood will provide one stable uniform base upon which to install the new flooring.

[This message has been edited by treebeard (edited January 17, 2003).]

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Good Lord...can you imagine? Three attempts to get it right???

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Smillie

05:02AM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
2 lifetime posts
Thanks, new 5/8 CDX plywood it is.


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