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I had been planning on installing laminate flooring (found much useful information from this forum), but saw in the archive section the topic of plywood flooring. How do you find out how to do that? I am a novice and have no clue. With the laminate at least there is a lot of direction to be found. I will check the library and various do-it-yourself books, but if anyone can offer any info, I would be very appreciative. Thanks. Catherine
-- Catherine (firstname.lastname@example.org`), March 18, 2002
When you say plywood floor it has a couple of meaning. Most new homes have plywood flooring in them. This is the flooring material that the you attach the final floor to. Over this flooring you would lay your carpet and/or tongue and grove floor.
There is also "final" floor plywood floor. Its can be expensive, may or may not work in a retrofit enviornment without modifying trim and moldsings.
-- Gary in Ohio (email@example.com), March 19, 2002.
I saw in a magazine a floor that caught our eye and one we would use in the right situation. It was 4' X 4' chipboard squares with countersunk hex bolts/screws at each corner and well-polyurethaned. Looked really neat. Any 'bad' looking pieces with writing, etc. weren't used and those blue edges were trimmed.
-- Anne (HealthyTouch101@wildmail.com), March 19, 2002.
Plywood flooring is getting more and more common. It's just plywood that has been painted. You can do this easily and cheaply. make sure you screw the plywood down, countersink then patch screw heads and paint to your heart's content. Or a few coats of clear sealer. I've seen all kinds of designs painted in. You can even paint a rug on the floor. It does look good and is very durable and cheap.
-- DAVID Constantin In Wisconsin (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 19, 2002.