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John Smith

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#1 posted 01-28-2018 06:21 PM

I personally don’t like foam underlayment for any kind of floor.
when you walk on it gives such an artificial funky sound that is not pleasant to the ears.

when I get ready to do my floors next month, I will be doing the same as you.
3/4” real wood T&G (not engineered) with rosin paper (not foam) underlayment.
starting at the front door and working my way in around a small tiled area.
first, I will lightly mist the floor with spray adhesive to hold the first row of rosin paper in place
to insure it doesn’t move. measure out from the wall – mark in pencil – snap a blue chalk line
over that to double check the starting row is square with the wall.
then – measure the diagonal of the room to ensure it is somewhat square and then spray cheap hair spray
over the chalk line to ensure it doesn’t get lost. I like to do like roofers – chalk line every few courses
just for the peace of mind that all is going according to plan. (especially when laying floor tile).
2” (6d) finish nails should be predrilled and face nailed and set for the first row – double check again and again
for alignment.
when I get to the kitchen, I will lay new tile flush with the wood floor then continue the wood floor down the hall.
this is a 1957 concrete block home and nothing is square, plumb or level anymore and a person must
take that into consideration for any kind of renovations in their home.

you can do it !!!!!

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