We have 1/2” particle board over 3/4” plywood. Can we install real hardwood over both? We now have carpet which we want to replace.
3If the floor is flat with no dips or ridges then yes. The new flooring will raise the floor height up a bit ~3/4 inch, but if you are happy with the new height, no problem.– crip659May 29, 2022 at 17:29
3Answers, answers, @crip659. ;)– FreeManMay 29, 2022 at 17:32
Is this an above grade floor? Real, solid hardwood usually isn't recommended for basements or other below ground locations.– SteveShMay 29, 2022 at 19:36
Yes it us above grade. I was concerned that the particle board would not hold the nails– DebbieMay 29, 2022 at 21:07
Debbie, I suggest you add the "would not hold the nails" part to the question itself, since it seems to be the main point of your question.– MarthaMay 30, 2022 at 14:46
If the floor is flat with no dips or ridges then yes.
The new flooring will raise the floor height up a bit ~3/4 inch, but if you are happy with the new height, no problem.
Most flooring made with hard materials want a nice flat surface, usually less than 1/32 inch difference under a long flat edge. Soft type of floors can flow more up and down.