Rip up of glue down floor is damaging subfloor

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Q: We had some glued hardwood flooring ripped up in our family room. Under the hardwood we installed a 1/4″ sub-floor, which was glued and stapled, on top of the plywood because we had carpet in that room before and we needed to level it out across all of our rooms. Is it normal that the sub-floor would rip up with the glued hardwood flooring or should the sub-flooring stay intact when ripping the glued hardwood from it?

A: If you have everything glued and nailed together, well yes you can expect damage to the sub floor also. This is to be expected.

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