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Damp Proof (membrane) for Solid Wood Floorboards in Bedroom

Postby ggyyree » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:39 am

Hi smart guys,

I am totally innocent for interior design and DIY. I want to change the carpet to solid wood flooring for my bedroom.

Currently, there are floorboards below the carpet, and I think I should lay the solid wood flooring above the floorboards after I remove the carpet.

Unfortunately, I found there are damps on the floorboards. Some of the floorboards also need to be replaced. I searched online and found something called 'damp proof membrane'. However, lots of discussions saying that this kind of 'damp proof membrane' is suitable for damp proofing concrete floors above ground, but NOT for the floorboards.

I also checked the situation below the floorboards, there are quite a lot of empty space there and I don't think I should remove the floorboards and put on the concrete.

So my question is: what is the best option for me now? I want to keep the underlying floorboards (replacing some broken ones). Before I put on the solid wood flooring, which kind of damp proof (membrane) I should apply? Please give me a link to the product if possible. Any other suggestions please let me know. Thanks very much for your help.


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