Would that look off??
What about subfloors?
Nov 16th, 2017 2:14 pm
Nov 16th, 2017 3:04 pm
Nov 16th, 2017 6:51 pm
I picked up a sample at Darmaga Hardwood for a Vintage product, oddly enough it's not listed on their website, yet?hoob wrote: ↑Nov 15th, 2017 11:10 amThe floor seems to be level enough but not completely true; I don't plan on truing it, just shipping/planing low/high spots as needed. Products I am thinking of are very slightly redish brown/mocha white oak, hand scraped, engineered, matte finish. I think I prefer the 3.25" strip look but harder and harder to get these days.
Nov 17th, 2017 10:23 am
So you would say best overall way is to just butt the hardwood against drywall with 1/4" spacers and just follow the wall regardless of it being square or not.LionHardwoodFlooring wrote: ↑Nov 16th, 2017 1:34 pmEasiest is to measure the longest exterior wall to see how square it is with your plywood and adjust your starting line if need be. If you don't mind having your ending row varying in size from 1-3" or it wont be visible then it doesn't really matter.
Nov 17th, 2017 11:33 am
If that wall is fairly straight with the plywood lines and same with the opposing wall then yes. If not then adjust accordingly to the plywood lines.
Nov 17th, 2017 1:40 pm
You're on the right track but if you remove existing 3/8" and you're putting new subfloor, I still recommend screwing each individual plank. Gluing new plywood works well but if there's any squeaks, they may still be there after all done. The glue will bond the ply to the planks but not to the joists and with older houses and straight spikes that's where the squeaks come from.hoob wrote: ↑Nov 15th, 2017 11:10 amOK, flashback from 2011, here I am now. I've done pretty much everything else that needs to be done in the house (kitchen, windows, rear door, deck, parking pad, landscaping, full basement.. ) , so I guess now is the time to consider the upstairs laminate (and then, ultimately, convert the carpeted stairs to solid treads.)
Here's the space I'm working with, total area about 320sf:
I have not removed the existing flooring yet, but based on what I saw when I had the main floor ceiling open, and by look at upstairs floor vents, the sandwich is:
* 10mm laminate
* 1/2" 'sawdust board' filler/backer/whatever underlayment
* 3/8" plywood
* 4x1" original TG pine subfloor (my house is 100 years old this month, happy centenary to meee)
Basic outline of my plans:
* Clear out and dispose the laminate and underlayment and baseboard (easy)
* Remove the 3/8" plywood if it's only nailed/stapled/screwed down, if it's glued and firm leave in place
* If bare sub-floor can be expose, go and fix it up as possible including screwing down every plank/joist, plane down high spots, etc
* If bare sub-floor exposes, then glue/screw down 3/4" plywood (I like screwing, never enough screws for me, according to my kitchen contractor after I did the main kitchen subfloor, hahaha..)
* Otherwise glue/screw 5/8" plywood overtop the existing plywood
* Wait for sale on Vintage or other appropriate product while living the life of plywood floors
* Install product (3.25" or 5" planks, 3/4" or 5/8") when received overtop of clean floor and wax paper (cleat nailed install)
* Source and install matching original baseboard for master bedroom (bedroom 2 and landing have original 9" baseboard)
The floor seems to be level enough but not completely true; I don't plan on truing it, just shipping/planing low/high spots as needed. Products I am thinking of are very slightly redish brown/mocha white oak, hand scraped, engineered, matte finish. I think I prefer the 3.25" strip look but harder and harder to get these days.
Nov 17th, 2017 1:46 pm
If you are looking for a handscraped product most of it comes in Solid Sawn which I personally prefer over NSS, the boards are just more rigid. Everybody will have different pricing but once you decide on the product you want, you just have to call around for best pricing.hoob wrote: ↑Nov 16th, 2017 6:51 pmI picked up a sample at Darmaga Hardwood for a Vintage product, oddly enough it's not listed on their website, yet?
Sculpted is basically the machine version of hand-scraped where the surface is given a wavy pattern. NSS is the fully Canadian product as well which I prefer. I really like the somewhat coarse feel of the finish, no gloss/slip at all.
Will get a quote from Darmaga on Friday (when I return their 5 sample panels) but is $8/sf the range I should be looking for? I will peruse the thread for other mentions, but any specific suppliers to get a quote from, as well?
Nov 17th, 2017 1:55 pm
I recommend engineered hardwood over solid but it's up to you. With toddlers I don't recommend maple or smooth high gloss finish. Look for something with busy grain like oak or hickory or distressed/wirebrushed finish.macwhitby wrote: ↑Nov 15th, 2017 10:02 amHello,
I'm looking forward to remove old carpets from my 3 bedrooms and one living room (Approx 900 Sq Ft) and install solid hardwood. I live in Whitby, Durham region. Could you suggest anyone to instal and where is the best place to buy solid hardwood? Is there any specific style or manufacture to look for ?
Note: I have 2 toddlers but no pets.... One of our bedroom is above garage, anything to take care ?
Nov 17th, 2017 2:24 pm
Yup, that was the intent. Sacrificed a small closet floor to check and it turns out it's not 3/8" but 1/4" + glue on tile. I won't wanna know about that tile.. .patrob wrote: ↑Nov 17th, 2017 1:40 pmYou're on the right track but if you remove existing 3/8" and you're putting new subfloor, I still recommend screwing each individual plank. Gluing new plywood works well but if there's any squeaks, they may still be there after all done. The glue will bond the ply to the planks but not to the joists and with older houses and straight spikes that's where the squeaks come from.
Nov 17th, 2017 3:25 pm
Bought Vintage Rift & Quarter sawn wire brushed engineered white oak a few months back for $9.15 so I think between $7.50 and $8.50 is probably right.
Nov 19th, 2017 12:58 pm
Nov 19th, 2017 7:37 pm
You actually have to go from store to store & see what everyone has & what prices they offer. You can also try big box stores.
Nov 19th, 2017 7:38 pm
Nice, have fun
Nov 19th, 2017 8:34 pm
Patrob, can you confirm my planned technique is good:
Nov 22nd, 2017 3:47 pm