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what to replace floor boards with?

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by rob4beer, 2 Feb 2018.

  1. rob4beer

    rob4beer

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    Morning,

    I'm currently doing a refurb on our 1970s house and in the bedroom we currently have carpet over floorboards. I want to lift all the boards so I can sound insulate between them with rockwool and also run a few wires for new sockets etc.

    The floorboards are a little bit creaky at the minute.

    Am I best replacing them or using something different once i have done all the sub floor work? If replace, what would be the best thing to use? I like easy answers.. :)

    thanks in advance

    Rob
     
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    New floor boards would be my choice.
     
  3. John D v2.0

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    I'd go for decent 18mm plywood for upstairs screwed down well as it strengthens the joists and reduces noise a bit.
    But there's no reason you shouldn't just reuse most of what you have, screwed down well, replace any buits that are no good
     
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