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Wood floor on wall installation

Posted by earenohelp (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 28, 11 at 19:55

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.


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RE: Wood floor on wall installation

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).

Here is a link that might be useful: North Andover houses

RE: Wood floor on wall installation

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.

RE: Wood floor on wall installation

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...?

RE: Wood floor on wall installation

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

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