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 Post subject: Subfloor and joists
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:34 pm 
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I have a particle board subfloor (estimate about 3/4") and I put 1/2" plywood over top of this in preparation for laying down 3/4" hardwood. I made a test block and the 2" cleats will not penetrate the subfloor to reach the joists underneath. Is this floor doomed?


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 Post subject: Re: Subfloor and joists
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:30 pm 
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No big problem. The fasteners will hold in half inch plywood. Use a recommended nailing schedule for fastening the plywood into the joists. 6" on the perimeter and 8 inch on the field.


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 Post subject: Re: Subfloor and joists
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Thanks for the feedback.


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 Post subject: Re: Subfloor and joists
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:46 am 
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Are you sure it is Particle Board and not OSB? Particle Board is not considered an acceptable subfloor for hardwood flooring. 3/4" OSB is acceptable. 5/8" Plywood is acceptable. If it really is Particle Board then you'd be better off adding at least 5/8" Plywood.


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