Q: We are planning on installing bamboo flooring, and started to lift out the carpet and flooring in our kitchen and dining room. I found particle board underlayment beneath the carpet and the kitchen has it also with two additional layers of vinyl/linoleum with a laminate on top. My question is, can bamboo be nailed to the particle board (which is over our subfloor) or do we have to go completely down to subfloor?
A: I would treat the bamboo like any other nail down floor. I would remove the chip board.