Hardwood over hardwood


Old 09-10-19, 01:27 PM
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Hardwood over hardwood

I have older 1960's built ranch with original hardwood in living room- bedrooms etc.
Part of the original hardwood floor is damaged (not sure exactly how bad)- I have only seen pics. I want to put new hardwood flooring in- Can i install over the existing? or do I need to pull that floor up?
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Old 09-10-19, 04:03 PM
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It depends if it's flat or not. (No more than 3/16" variation in 8' radius) Also if your exterior doors can handle the extra thickness. Generally you would want to remove it just to keep the floor from getting too thick.

Do you know what your subfloor is?
Old 09-10-19, 05:55 PM
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I have only seen pics.
Only seen pictures? What does that mean?

Doubling up on wood floors if everything is solid can be done but it comes with some issues as XS stated.

If damage is minor I would recommend repairing and refinishing the entire floor!
Old 09-10-19, 07:57 PM
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All wood contracts and expands with humidity and temperature changes. If they move at the same rate, might be ok. If they don't, the new floor could split.
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