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    Default tar paper odor

    My question: Before laying a wood floor in a bedroom we stapled down new tar paper, then stopped because it gave off such a bad odor. (2 days) Will this odor go away or should I rip it up and replace it with something else? Any advice? Thanks.

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    Default Re: tar paper odor

    Yep ... it will linger indoors for awhile.

    You can remove it ... you don't really need anything under the hardwood if it's being attached to a wood sub-floor... though for some it's preferred to have some membrane. Generally rosin paper is used .... it's more of a surface for the wood to slide on while putting into place and allowing the expansion and contraction afterward.
    Last edited by canuk; 07-16-2008 at 12:14 PM.
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    Default Re: tar paper odor

    I'm so sensitive to that odor I would pay extra to put something else down but that's just my opinion.

    There are so many other options designed to go under flooring now, find something else.
    Debby in Oklahoma

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    Default Re: tar paper odor

    Quote Originally Posted by jkirk View Post
    by rosin paper u mean the brown paper on a 3 ft roll canuk?
    i call it craftpaper for some reason. kinda waxed,

    a local resteraunt uses it for table clothe which kids can draw on as well
    Yep ... the old time stuff
    I think the folks down south of the border still use it.
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