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02-23-2008, 08:27 AM
I usually do not mess with linoleum but a friend of mine wants me to help him install it in a rent house. I know we will need a smooth underlayment for the install..... whats the best these days?

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02-23-2008, 08:32 AM
Multiply is used around here.

02-23-2008, 08:34 AM
Thanks Mike... do they sale it at Home Depot? its about the only place we have around here.

02-23-2008, 08:45 AM
I've never seen it or even heard of this stuff (multiply), and I work at HD..... :uhh: Might be available in some markets....

02-23-2008, 09:36 AM
1/4" luan (plywood) is also typically used and should be avail at HD....

02-23-2008, 09:40 AM
Any kind of A grade plywood that's rated for floors is fine. Be careful about using the +/- $10.00 Luan. It can work, but it can also bring issues from voids and excess water causing delamination. The keys are lots of staples, not nails and for heaven's sake NOT SCREWS, a little sanding of the seams with a belt sander and then as little Portland Cement based patch as possible to get the floor glass-smooth.