This is an old pristine Spanish style duplex in Beverly Hills, California where we were asked to upgrade this beautiful property by doing a complete floor replacement.
We first removed the old 3/8″ beyond serviceable strip flooring and examined the flatness of the surfaces to see if they met the industry specification of no more than 1/4″ deflection every ten feet; we found a few areas that did not meet this criteria. Our best remedy for these uneven surfaces was a layer of plywood where necessary with plenty of screws to insure the “shims” are silent!
The improvement in the surface, which of course is now quit flat, is the type of detail that is apparent when using a professional. These floors might now out live all of us. Don’t settle for less!!