Our upstairs hall floor is uneven - a mixture of floorboards running across
it which have been cut and lifted and some patching with chipboard flooring.
We want to carpet this area with underlay and I am thinking about lining it
first with thin ply or hardboard. Which would be best/easiest? I have used
ply at a previous house but need something thin and easy here. Any
You could hardboard it. Cut a little undersize then wet it thoroughly.
Use 3/4 tacks so you don't hit anything. But really, I doubt you need
anything if you are going to use underlay. That stuff covers a multitude
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Thanks for all the comments.
Relaying the boards as boards is a lot more work - they all run across the
hallway and would need to be cut. Further, the ends of the new ones would
not be supported due to the way the joists and pipes run and there is no
easy way around this.
The objective is not to manage differences in level but to remedy unevenness
in the floor.
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