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I have old wood flooring now with no plywood underneath. I want to install a new wood floor. I was wondering if I can just go over the top of the existing floor. There are no issues with height difference to other rooms or doors. Thanks for any help.
 

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What do you mean there are no issues with height differences? There will have to be if you're laying wood on wood.

Well, at least you'll feel taller.
 

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What do you mean there are no issues with height differences? There will have to be if you're laying wood on wood.

Well, at least you'll feel taller.

I think he's saying the entire house is hardwood, so theres no difference between each room.

To the poster - Thats extremely risky. You have to consider how many times the old hardwood has been sanded- how thick it is. Will it support the added weight of more hardwood and furniture, and people? Will the cleats or staples hold into split/damaged/thin/old wood? Wouldn't you save money on your heating bill by cutting out the old wood, and installing plywood. ---- Are you sure theres not slatboard under the hardwood you're missing?

Good luck.

EDIT: Use laminate if all else fails.
 

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Ditto about laying new wood over old wood. Technically I guess you can. In practice likely to have problems.

I'm going to disagree about the laminate. Yeah, you could, but we're assuming the floor is level, good quality of laminate, etc etc. Much better product is luxury vinly plank. I like Karndean, but there are several good brands. We would put down a layer of fiberock (1/4"), use Ardex on seams, screw heads or staples, etc., then do the lvp. Fantastic product, lots of colors, can even do an antique hand scraped look in extra heavy duty commercial grade. Most people think they are walking on hardwood.
 

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old wood flooring now with no plywood underneath
I think he is saying the flooring is the floor-no strip over ply like what is common of more recent homes. If that is correct, he may be asking if it's ok to install new 3/4" over existing 3/4" (or ~5/8" if it's been sanded) without doing any other prep. Can't remove the original flooring in a case like this-the walls are built atop of it.
 
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