how do you install hardwood floor on an uneven surface.What is the best way to even up the floor? Please help!
Aug 31st, 2008 by admin
I just bought a house.I thought I got a great deal.I could see lots of potential for this fixer upper.I could imagine how beautiful the living room would look with hardwood flooring.so we removed ratty old carpet, and the floor underneath has dips and pot holes.I am heart broken. Is there any way to even out the exisiting floor without replacing the whole thing?Or am i going to have to replace it with more yucky carpet?
First thing is to determine why there are dips and potholes. You may need to replace some of the support beams underneath. You can always put underlayment on what is there but, if there is a support problem, you will only cover an exiting problem and it will surface again later. You may end up ripping out the existing subfloor and replacing it. Definitly check for termite damage.