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Thread: Removing marble tile floor for wood floor

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    DIY Junior Member m7777777's Avatar
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    Default Removing marble tile floor for wood floor

    Hi, I have removed marble tile from my entry way for the purpose of putting wood floors down throughout the house. I didn't realize that 2 inches under the marble tile would be what seems to be a sand bed before getting to the cement foundation. For the sake of putting down a glue down wood floor on top, what do I need to do to that 2 inch bed after having removed the sand to prepare for putting down the wood flooring?

    I've heard several different opinions so need some more please!


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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    I'm assuming that you need to build the floor up to keep the levels common? I guess it would depend on the actual height you need and how flat the slab is. Some more details might help formulate a path forward. I'd lean toward sleepers with a T&G ply subfloor, but it would depend on the results of the height buildup and flatness.
    Jim DeBruycker
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