01:21PM | 03/07/05
Member Since: 03/06/05
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please help. need to put down luan on hallway b/4 installing lino. area is much to buy, how to cut, how to install. i am a renter and don't want to really spend too much. thanks


07:08AM | 03/08/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Linoleum usually requires other than luan exterior grade plywood for use as a subfloor.

You need a 1/4" plywood or similar product made especially for linoleum use.

Exterior 'luan" has resins and glues that can discolor linoleum.

The underlayment can be cut with a razor knife or with a circular saw.

Fastening is done best using a pneumatic stapler. Manual fastening will required ring shanked underlayment nails set below surface level with a hammer.

7 x 21 = 147 Square feet.

A sheet of underlayment is 32 square feet.

147 divided by 32 = 4.59 sheets.

You will actually need 5 sheets of underlayment for the project.
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