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?
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