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Plywood on floor

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by DaveOC, 29 May 2021.

  1. DaveOC

    DaveOC

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    Hi, I have moved into an old house, the floor boards are OK but a bit old Knackered and gappy, before I put in a fitted carpet I was going to cover the floor with plywood and screw down, my question is can I use thin ply ie 3mm, is there a down side to this or should I make it any thicker.
    Or would hardboard be better?
    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    Hardboard is usually used under carpet.
     
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    i put hardboard down on a couple of bedroom floors quite a few years ago, onto normal wood floor boarding , before underlay / carpet, all seemed fine, moved out of house since.
     
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    Thanks all, I'll use hardboard, should I use ring nails or screw them?
     
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    Hammer stapler/tacker is easy option. Short ring nails if you don’t have tacker.
     
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