Return to the Home Repair Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Subfloor depth question

Posted by bambrose (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 19, 10 at 17:43

I'm redoing my kitchen and am going to run the hardwood floors through the kitchen (it's tiles right now). After pulling up the tile and backerboard, there is a total of 1 1/4" of subfloor. Looking in the basement, i can see 7 1/4" wide planks that run perpendicular to the joists. I think there is plywood above the planks. I'm trying to get the floor level so the new hardwoods in the kitchen will match up evenly with the hardwoods in the rest of the house.

Couple of questions.

Any body know the depth of the planks that are above the floor joists?

Should i put the hardwoods on top of those planks, or is there a need for plywood in between??


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Subfloor depth question

Pull up a section of quarter round and/or baseboard and you can measure.

3/4 inch is common.

Unless you are willing to tear out a layer, just lay the new and put in a threshold between the rooms.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Home Repair Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here