Should I fill in the depressions left behind by the tack strip nails when installing engineered wood flooring?

When removing the tack strips from our concrete subfloor, little depressions in the concrete were left behind along the edges of the walls. Is it necessary to fill those in with a self leveling compound, or can I just install the engineered hardwood over these areas?


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    3 Responses to “Should I fill in the depressions left behind by the tack strip nails when installing engineered wood flooring?”

    • BobBy In NH:

      Just install it. You have to put foam underlayment down anyways.

    • pre:

      No need to fill the chips left after removing the tackstrips.

    • BERNADINE:

      Self leveling compounds are ideal for smoothing out uneven wooden floors and concrete floors. Older wooden floors can have humps and dips associated with them due to sagging or twisting floor joists. Likewise, concrete floors typically have valleys and humps associated with them. Self leveling compounds are ideal for feathering out the dips in a wood subfloor or concrete floor.
      http://www.levelingfloorcompound.com is a website you could look at for further research to help you make a better decision

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