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Old 02-25-2015, 09:40 PM   #1
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quoting a reno on an old home in Toronto area, scope of work includes new hardwood flooring, my question is regarding the 3/8 x 1 1/4 hardwood strip flooring which I need to remove, they are nailed to 1 x 6 diagonal sub floor, would I need to add ply to these diagonals or can I nail directly to them, we are trying to eliminate unnecessary height buildup.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:13 PM   #2
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Is the 1 x 6 tongue and groove?

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I think unless the old 1x6 subfloor is totally trashed you should be ok to nail down new stuff to it. Otherwise, build up a new layer, or rip out the old subfloor, add blocking as needed and put down all new ply to avoid building up the floor.
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You probably would be fine, but I would go over it with 1/2".
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As far as my interpretation of the OBC goes, if it's TnG, code would allow it (assuming you are running the hardwood perpendicular to the joists and 16" on centre joists) as you should have a good 3/4" subfloor. What the hardwood manufacturer prefers is a different question - though most are happy with 3/4".

Best, if you have the time, would be to get in touch with the hardwood guys and see what they suggest (I've never come across the particular mix of hardwood and diagonal board subfloor).
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That's how my house is and most of the ones I have worked on around here.
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Pretty common way that older house floors where done. Lots of times the 1x where used to pour the foundation then used for the subfloor. I agree if the old subfloor is in good shape could go over it, but I would make sure it is nailed down tight though. You for sure don't want a noisey floor when done.

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