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    Can I nail a bamboo floor over an old hardwood floor... Do I have to put anything under the floor first??? paint or paper or some membrane

  • #2
    why would you want to put bamboo over a hardwood floor?? oak and maple are difficult to nail into.


    • #3
      I've done it before over a hardwood floor that the owner tried to sand himself, he ended up sanding back past the groove in way to many areas to fix economically, the solution was to lay a new floor over the top.
      The owners chose bamboo (my personal favorite), but I can tell you nailing through the bamboo into old hardwood was a pain in the butt.

      If the existing floor has a vapor barrier then you do not need to lay another one. Is this area over a crawlspace ?
      I always add a layer of builders paper under new wood floors if there is already a vapor barrier.
      Little about a lot and a lot about a little.
      Every day is a learning day.