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    Default framing on floating floors

    Is it ok to frames walls on floating floor? It would save a lot of cutting to put my floor down first. Thanks Ed

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    Default Re: framing on floating floors

    Its not advisable.....
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    Default Re: framing on floating floors

    The risks are: unstable walls, out of plumb walls, crooked walls due to poor anchoring, besides the fact that doing such shoddy construction is not to code.

    Now you know, and it's up to you what to do.

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    Default Re: framing on floating floors

    I dont know of any code violations with doing it. I would worry more about expansion contraction movement....the floor could buckle if your anchors penetrate into the subfloor
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    Default Re: framing on floating floors

    Gizmo, all the inspectors who I've met wanted to see how the walls were attached to the floor. In CA they inspect these things.

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    Default Re: framing on floating floors

    What they said, besides the fact of potential damage to the floor to be framing and working over it.

    Floating floors are about the easiest thing to install, cutting isn't a problem. Just build out the rooms as you wish, finish them completely and then the last thing you should do is install the flooring.
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    Default Re: framing on floating floors

    and be sure to leave the correct gap between the walls and the flooring, the gap will be covered up by the baseboard anyways. you just don't want the floor to buckle, your friends will laugh at you every time they see a hump. hehe

    to clarify, do not build your wall on the floating floor... build wall first then install floor. if floor is already down and your adding a wall, just outline where you want the wall with blue tape. set depth of sidewinder to the thickness of floor boards maybe a lil shy, give the right gap and cut. install upper and bottom plates studs n rock. bang on some kickers paint and your done!
    Last edited by Worknot; 07-21-2012 at 04:01 PM. Reason: to clarify

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    Default Re: framing on floating floors

    As long as the sleepers below are at least 16" OC should be
    ok for interior non load bearing partition.

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