RE: Question about building standards and working relationships
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m remodeling a kitchen and planning to put down hardwood floors. When we removed the old flooring , we discovered the whole house was apparently sub-floored in Ã‚½ plywood. The carpenter recommended staying with Ã‚½ inch to keep same height as other hardwood floors, and screwed down new sheets where needed in the kitchen and adjoining hall/entryway. Feels ok, but he flooring sub-contractor says he needs 3/4Ã¢â‚¬, or his hardwood floor will Ã¢â‚¬Ëœmove.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ Carpenter is put out and feels his professional knowledge is being questionedÃ¢â‚¬¦.says Ã‚½ is fine, 3/4 would require much blocking in hallway, and the floor guy is just trying to cover himself for any problems later. I thought 1/4Ã¢â‚¬ over Ã‚½ might be a good compromise, but floor guy says it will squeak, carpenter still feels Ã¢â‚¬Ëœabused.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ Floor guy also wants sheets glued and screwed, carpenter just says heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s being difficult. Anybody see a way out?
Edited 12/1/2002 3:48:10 PM ET by CC