I’m renovating my 100year old house’s kitchen and found that the old existing tile was attached directly to hardwood flooring. This explained why so much of it was cracked even though it is the only room in the house that doesn’t squeak.
Now with the tile up, I want to secure the flooring to prepare it for a new tile. I’m adding blocking to the floor joists below but wanted to know if I could screw the above hardwood and plank subfloor to the joists from above with headlok screws? Or do I need to fully remove the hardwood flooring, secure the planking, then work from there?
I’d hope not to have to take out all the hardwood, obviously, so if you have any ideas please let me know!
Also, I’m trying to keep the transition from the dining room to the kitchen as minimum as possible…but I’m sure that means “take out the hardwood”…
This is my first time with all of this by the way!