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Posted by Bruce M on January 13th, 1998 05:11 PM
In reply to subflooring by Jessica on January 12th, 1998 11:13 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Jessica

If the peaks/valleys of the existing T&G flooring ranges more than, say, 1/4" (you can eyeball this with a 4 foot or longer level or the long edge of a drywall t-square), I would be inclinned to hire floor finishers to come in and sand the floors flat. I'd then put down a protective finish (oil based polyurethane is probably best), let it harden and cure (at least 30 days) then put down 1/4" masonite, securing it with #4 finish nails and no adhesive. The reason I suggest such a lengthy subfloor prep is because in later years you may want to go back to the T&G as a finish floor. I don't know what it looks like, but those old pine floors are becoming more and more popular as a means of restoring the houses original look and feel

Hope this helps

Bruce M

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