4

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.

6
  • 3
    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.
    – crip659
    May 29, 2022 at 17:29
  • 3
    Answers, answers, @crip659. ;)
    – FreeMan
    May 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.
    – SteveSh
    May 29, 2022 at 19:36
  • Yes it us above grade. I was concerned that the particle board would not hold the nails
    – Debbie
    May 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.
    – Martha
    May 30, 2022 at 14:46

1 Answer 1

9

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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.