Subfloor and Bamboo Flooring

Tonton101March 13, 2012

I just bought a house that has crawlspace fundation. I am going to install floating stranded bamboo floor and I have purchased 3-in-1 underlayment for the bamboo floor. When I ripped out the old carpet I noticed the previous owner had compressed board between the carpet underlayment and the wooden subfloor, needless to say I ripped the compressed boards out since some were stained pretty bad.

Now I am hearing mixed advices about if I can just lay the underlayment on top of the bare wooden pine floor (3/4"), and put the bamboo flooring over the underlay.

My handyman friend say to put felt paper, and other person say to put plywood. I also read about putting OSB (since it is cheaper) but so far I am lost about if I should install boards over the subfloor.

Any suggestions?


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It is a sub urban style but really cool one as it's environment friendly and native style.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 1:12AM
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Prior to installation of any flooring, you should ensure that the job site and subfloor meet the necessary requirements. The step in�bamboo wood floor installation�is making sure the subfloor is: 1.) Structurally sound 2.)Clean: Swept and free of debris, wax, grease, paint, sealers, and old adhesives etc�3.)Dry: Subfloor must remain dry year-round, and�4.) Level

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 12:30AM
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