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  1. #1
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    Default Hardwood Flooring

    We are planning to put 3/4" bamboo flooring in the kittchen. We had to remove the existing ceramic tile flooring which left an extremely rough surface. This included places where the old thin set remained and other places where there are gouges in the concrete slab.

    What's the best way to prpare the subfloor before we put down the new flooring?

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    Default Re: Hardwood Flooring

    sand/grind down the bumps and fill in the valleys.
    Debby in Oklahoma

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Hardwood Flooring

    Good advice above, but also keep in mind: bamboo flooring dents very easily. If the concrete slab you're installing it on isn't smooth, you'll likely see the imperfections over time.

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    Default Re: Hardwood Flooring

    Thanks for the advise

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Hardwood Flooring

    To me it sounds like you still need to remove one more layer to reach the actual subfloor. When they put in tile, they put down a 1/4" layer of luaon, or underlayment, before laying tile. This layer needs to be removed and will take all that stuff with it leaving you with nice smooth subfloor. It's time-consuming if it was put down with nails, but worth the extra effort and probably necessary in order to have your new floor at the right height.

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