Wood floor on wall installation

earenohelpMarch 28, 2011

I'd like to install 5/8" wood floor on a 11' high wall. Basically the wall is comprised on standard sheetrock on metal joists. I was hoping to save space in the apartment and glue the wood flooring to the sheetrock, but my contractor is recommending 3/4" plywood underneath, and then nailing the wood floor to the plywood on the wall. This will obviously take up a lot more space in the apartment, and I am wondering if it is necessary.

How about using 1/4" plywood and gluing the flooring to that? Or simply glueing the flooring to the sheetrock? The best method is one that conserves space but also ensures that the wood wall is sturdy.

Thanks.

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North_Andover

I don't think I would glue it. I think you can use the 1/2 in ply. Screw it down and then nail and glue the flooring. Get a nail gun (you can rent them).

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    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 1:23PM
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sierraeast

Listen to your contractor. He/she isn't going to make any more money if it's 1/4", 1/2", or 3/4" concerning labor. The 3/4" will cost slightly more but will be more structural. Your only talking 1/2" loss of space versus using 1/4" which you shouldn't even consider using. Not enough structural value there.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 2:38PM
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ideagirl2

Wait, do you mean installing it ON a wall? Like paneling? Or do you mean installing it as a floor in a room with 11' ceilings? Or...?

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 9:46PM
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sierraeast

I'd like to install 5/8" wood floor on a 11' high wall

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 10:27AM
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