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Felt or Rosin paper under wood floors

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  • #219739
    gumper
    Pro

    The lads and I use 15lb. dry felt for solid and staple down engineered.

    #219745
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I have only ever used felt paper and once I used rolls of thin foam for a floating hardwood floor in a basement.

    #219789
    staker
    Pro

    I don’t care for the rosin as it doesn’t help with sound transfer. I prefer 1/4 inch cork.

    Dave

    #219814

    Have used rosin, but may have to rethink this one.

    #663744
    staker
    Pro

    I am about to put down 7.5 inch wide red pine flooring that I made. I had bought some cork for underlay and just recently read that it should not be used in a mail down flooring aplication. I was then going to use 15 felt paper, but read some people are affected do off gassing. So today I seen some floor protector paper at HD and was wondering if that would be better.

    #663746
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    We have always used felt and never had a problem with off gassing or smell.

    #663761
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    We have always used felt and never had a problem with off gassing or smell.

    I have also used 15lb. felt and didn’t even know it off gassed…

    #663795
    Doobie
    Moderator

    We have always used felt and never had a problem with off gassing or smell.

    I have also used 15lb. felt and didn’t even know it off gassed…

    A whole bunch of things in a home off-gas for many years and for most people it’s not a problem but for some folk it is.

    #663890
    staker
    Pro

    Any thoughts on the floor protector paper?

    #663892
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Any thoughts on the floor protector paper?

    Not what I would use. Would not be much of a vapor barrier. A proper underlayment would be much better.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #663925
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    We one this floor fallowed the manufacturers and put down both plastic and 15lb. felt.

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    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    in Minnesota we are required to provide a “formaldehyde Disclosure” that basically says “many building materials contain formaldehyde and that it may cause respiratory difficulties in those with existing respiratory difficulties such as asthma or other concerns” the actual language is much longer but that is the just of it.

    #664061
    staker
    Pro
    #664144
    Doobie
    Moderator
    #664209
    Clev08
    Pro

    Searching the web I found this stuff.

    https://www.greenbuildingsupply.com/All-Products/Flooring-Underlayment/All-Globe-Inc-Silicone-Vapor-Shield-200-SF-Roll

    Thanks for sharing the link, i will definitely recommend this product to my dad before he finishes laying the hardwood floor in his house.

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