I am in the process of putting down hardwood floor.
As a first step, I am reinforcing the subfloor by screwing and glueing 1/2 plywood on top. Then, I'll add a felt/vapor guard layer, and then a 3/8in click floating hardwood floor on top.
I am looking at options on how to lay electricity to get to a kitchen island (to be installed).
The basement below is finished, and it wouldn't be easy to drill holes into the joists. This is also awfully close to the support beam and heating ducts.
Since I have not yet laid the subfloor reinforcement, I wonder whether I could:
- Leave a gap and cover it with a steel plate after laying the conduit
- Add a steel channel
- Anything that I didn't think of
If this would help in any way: The electrical will be approximately at the entry to the kitchen - I could add t-molding to separate the two floors.
I want to be legal, too (US/Maryland).
Any help greatly appreciated!