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Posted by Terry Alexander on September 10th, 1997 09:47 AM
In reply to Hardwood Floors by Fred Bock on September 10th, 1997 07:16 AM [Go to top of thread]

Particle board is a recommended sub-floor, especially when there is or was trouble with the existing sub-floor. I would guess that if you did tear our the particle board, you would find mucho trouble with the plywood underneath. That is probably why the particle board was installed in the first place. Only precautions that I would take is to make sure that the particle board is nailed every 6 inches. That's right and I know that is a lot of nails. Also, make sure that the nailing is done with ring shank nails. Would even suggest, prior to installing the hardwood floor that you pry up a nail or two and and make sure that the particle board was installed with ring shank nails. Lastly, use wood floor putty to even out joints.
Hope this info helps.

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