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  1. #1
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    Feb 2008
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    Default Installing Floating Wood Floors

    This is my first time remodeling and don't have the slightest clue! I want to install a floating wood floor. I ripped up the old vinyl and carpet and am wondering how clean the subflooring has to be. Should I sc**** the old glue and stuff up or can that stay?

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Sand Springs, OK
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    Default Re: Installing Floating Wood Floors

    I'm going to say, "Yes, you need to clean up the floor."

    My first reason is the instructions for installing a floating floor at http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-...864097,00.html have a newly installed plywood subfloor and they say vacuum the subfloor before you lay down the barrier.

    My second reason is just a little common sense. Anything you leave behind will cause abrasion to the barrier, could wear through it and cause damage to your flooring. Or it could cause just enough of a buckle in the board to compromise the joint between boards.

    I know it seems like a hassle but you want to do everything you can to ensure the life of your flooring.
    Debby in Oklahoma

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