Staples From Foam Padding Question

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Johnny Miller

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So I have started pulling up my old carpet to put down hardwood flooring. My question is there are a bunch of staples that was holding down the foam padding. Should I remove those or hammer them down? I have been hammering down the names that sticking up as know that much.
 

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to the best of my knowledge, it makes no difference
 

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3/4" hardwood won't care one way or the other. When I first glanced at your question I thought you were driving them into the hardwoods. That would matter if you were planning on refinishing the floors.
 

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3/4" hardwood won't care one way or the other. When I first glanced at your question I thought you were driving them into the hardwoods. That would matter if you were planning on refinishing the floors.
Thanks for the reply. This is just sub floor.
 

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Are you installing real hardwood or a floating laminate system? Laminates like a smooth surface to live on, be sure to fix any squeaks before you install your new floor.
 

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A sharp scraper will cut off many of the staples. A spud hoe will knock many of them out of the floor.
 

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Are you installing real hardwood or a floating laminate system? Laminates like a smooth surface to live on, be sure to fix any squeaks before you install your new floor.
A lot of laminates want a pad or have an integrated pad on the bottom. But definitely take care of any squeaks before you put down any hard floor.
 

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