I am a newly wed and have purchased our first home - an 85 year old house. It's precious, but needs quite a bit of fixing up.
I am interested in laying laminate hardwood flooring (a DIY project). The existing flooring is hardwood, but it too far gone in shape to be refinished. Additionally, the exisitng flooring is slightly unlevel. Any suggestions or advice on the preparation would be greatly appreciated.
The local hardware store suggested to lay plywood 5/8" or 3/4", with decking screws into the floor beams, then lay the underlay and the laminate on top.
Should I follow this method? Should I include extra padding for comfort or acoustics?
I appreciate any advice. Thanks so much!