Engineered flooring

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Del2000, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Del2000

    Del2000 New Member

    I’m replacing laminate flooring in hall and full down stairs. Laying hall first as it runs in a different direction. Under the existing laminate I had 3mm foam on top of plywood nailed to existing floorboards. When laying the new Engineered flooring should I keep the foam underlay? Also I’m not planing on having a floating floor. The flooring is 14mm thick tongue and groove what’s the best way to fix flooring down either stapler, Porta Nailer or lost-tile screws?
  2. Red Star Boats

    Red Star Boats Active Member

    If you are fixing down lose the underlay and fix directly to the ply ( assuming ply is suitably fixed to original floor ). Fixing method depends on what equipment you have, all are valid choices, the tongue tite screws only require a drill driver which most anyone attempting this kind of job will almost certainly have, staples or porta nailer require specialist equipment to be hired or purchased, your call.
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  3. Del2000

    Del2000 New Member

    Thanks the floor in hall not completely level. You would recommend not using an underlay if fixing floor to plywood?
    I read that porta nailer is for hard wood flooring and stapler for engineered flooring is this correct? I think it might be easier hiring a porta nailer.

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