Asked on Apr 10, 2012
Re-doing floors and wondering: 1) does this make sense, 2) will it work and 3) does my DIY work?
Here's the deal. At this point most, if not all, my floors need to be replaced. The actual floor is partical board (I think that's what it's called) and when it gets wet it soaks up the water and then kinda flakes apart. The kitchen sink had a leak before I moved in and that section needs to be replaced. Under the washer leaked, before I moved in, and it's shot. And now a branch put a hole in the ceiling and besides the ceiling needing to be patched, the floor still got wet and sagging. SO orgianlly I was going to have someone replace the floors with 3/4 inch plywood but last night while my wheels were turning instead of sleeping, I was wondering if I actually need a sub-floor or can I use strips of wood to make a planking kinds floor?? I have no idea what is under the floors but thinking there has to be some kind of support beams to nail the planks to. I thought it might work easier, doing it myself and able to move furniture around as I go. I hope this makes sense. No pictures to show. Thanks as always.