Q: My upstairs living area had carpet installed 15 years ago. The existing staircase is covered with carpet. Due to the cost of oak.. can new pine planks be nailed over the existing plywood?
A: Yes you can nail it down.
I’m not so sure you will find decent pine for much less than decent 3/4 oak however, except for getting much greater widths.
Filling gaps in pine floors and planks
We have pine plank floors in our century home and they all seem to have developed gaps up to 1/4'. What do you suggest to fill them in with, so all the misc. floor things (dust, etc.) don't buildup?
Screw down plywood
I am replacing the wood floors in our 45 yr old house. As I started to remove the old strips, I was surprised to find them spanning 1" x 2" strips of wood (16" O.C.) rather than attached directly to the subfloor. I would remove the strips and attach to…
How to level the existing flooring
We own an older home with uneven floors. We are interested in hardwood floors, but we do not know how to level the existing flooring, which is mismatched softwood narrow planks.
Industrial, brick pattern plywood look
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