Other than what I've described, you're pretty much relegated to that or the method you're using.
Now, depending on what you're putting down next, you may need to install an underlayment. The underlayment may be a material like plywood, luaun, OSB, or the like. If you need further assistance, e-mail me directly because your Post is getting 'buried' now.
My best to ya adn hope this helps.
Jay J -Moderator
PS: Or, you can create a new post if you need more help. You don't, necessarily, have to e-mail me directly ...