Existing wood floor has no subfloor, doesn’t feel solid

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Q: My existing wood floor has no subfloor. To me the floor does not feel very solid. Is there anything I can do to improve my floor?

A: What kind of wood is the floor? I have seen a few oak & maple floors installed directly on the joists. Not a really great idea, in my view. I don’t think there is any practical way to “fix” what you have. If the floor is thick enough to be sanded several times, you may consider carefully removing it, laying down 3/4 sheeting and re installing your floor, or you may simply opt to go new.

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