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Questions and Answers for ROBERTS 750 sq. ft. 3 ft. x 250 ft. x .009 in. 30 lb. Waxed Paper Underlayment for Wood Flooring

Internet #203270943

Model #70-120

Store SKU #1000851817

  • Covers 750 sq. ft. to reduce squeaks in wooden floors
  • Professional thickness grade for easy installation
  • Allows boards to slide in place on nail-down wood floors

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Q:Can I use the Robert Waxed Paper Underlayment for Wood Flooring ON TOP OF the hardwood floor to protect it from a vinyl exercise mat that is being placed on top of it for an elliptical machine? I have read that rubber mats can ruin hardwood floor due to a chemical reaction with the finish of the hardwood floor, and I am worried that the same thing might occur with a vinyl rubber mat unless there is something between it and the hardwood floor.
by|Jul 6, 2021
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A:  I don't think so - It's very slippery

by|Jul 7, 2021

A:  Thank you for your inquiry. Roberts 30 lb. Waxed Paper Roll is recommended for the installation of hardwood and engineered nail-down flooring over wooden subfloor. We are always excited to hear about innovated alternative uses for product and tools. It is unknown if this product will be affective at accomplishing your particular goal and will appreciate your feedback.

by|Oct 28, 2023
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    Q:Can this be used as a ceiling vapor barrier? Stapled to the ceiling truss over the present insulation.
    by|Jan 31, 2021
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    A:  Roberts 30 lb. Waxed Paper Roll is recommended for the vertical installation of hardwood and engineered nail-down flooring. The wax paper provides a professional grade thickness and performance to help ease the installation and reduce squeaks in wood floors. It is unknown if this product is useful as a ceiling moisture vapor retarder.

    by|Dec 30, 2022
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      Q:,After 5 rows of.floor we noticed a clicking sound when walking on the floor,Could ,thiis wax paper stop the sound?
      by|Jul 21, 2019
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      A:  The wax paper is used for Moisture Control. I would put wax paper down or some type of paper it helps with sound to

      by|May 19, 2023
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        A:  Thank you for your inquiry. It is unknown why the flooring is clicking however,Roberts 30 lb. Waxed Paper Roll is recommended for the installation of hardwood and engineered nail-down flooring. The wax paper is simply placed between the subfloor and the wood flooring on above grade installations.

        by|May 18, 2022
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          Q:Can this he used in lieu of tar paper between my subfloor and plywood underlayment?
          by|Jan 31, 2019
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          A:  Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, Roberts 30 lb. Waxed Paper Roll is recommended for the installation of hardwood and engineered nail-down flooring. The wax paper provides a professional grade thickness and performance to help ease the installation and reduce squeaks in wood flooring installations.

          by|Jan 31, 2019
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            Q:is this paper available with OUT the wax coating
            by|Aug 27, 2018
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            A:  Thank you for your inquiry. No this product is not available without wax.

            by|May 6, 2023
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              Q:What hardwood floor protection can I use when having my bathroom remodeled so that the flooring can be protected when bathroom items are being transported through my apartment
              by|Aug 26, 2018
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              A:  You're best product would be Ram Board. This is a heavy cardboard product that comes in roll form. You can secure it in place with removable painters tape. It should be available at Home Depot. If they don't have it in stock they can order it in for you.

              by|Dec 26, 2018
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                A:  Thank you for your inquiry. The wax paper underlayment is not recommended for your project needs. You may want to consider a non waxed Builder’s Paper for general floor protection. Thank you for considering this product.

                by|Dec 26, 2018
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                  Q:Does this need to be taped? If so, what type of tape is best? I'm installing strand woven bamboo (5" x 36") over old hardwood floor
                  by|Jan 3, 2018
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                  A:  I stapled it down, overlapping courses by about 2”. I tapped all the staples with a hammer to ensure they were well set and wouldn’t make a squeak. Worked fine. Toughest part is not slipping on the paper if you need to walk on it. Be careful.

                  by|Dec 26, 2018
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                    A:  I didn't use tape I just overlapped it 1in it worked for me

                    by|Dec 26, 2018
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                      A:  I stapled it with arrowhead hammer. I didn't use tape.

                      by|May 5, 2023

                        A:  Wax make difficult to tape this paper. I just covered 2" end side with begin side.

                        by|Jan 1, 2022
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                          A:  I nailed down my solid hardwood floor with waxed paper underlayment, I did not tape it.

                          by|Dec 26, 2018
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                            A:  I did not tape the seams on mine but I did put a piece of tape here and there just to keep it in place. I really like this product. Just recently was my first time using it very nice.

                            by|Dec 26, 2018
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                              A:  Thank you for your inquiry. No tape needed. Overlap each row of paper by approximately 2-3 inches the help the flooring slide easily across the surface. The occasional staple can be used to secure the wax paper to the subfloor if needed.

                              by|May 5, 2023

                                A:  Typically it is stapled down but this product is an extremely fragile wax paper and rips easily, I ended up using regular rosin paper as an underlayment. Just my 2 cents. On a side note, why not just refinish the original hardwoods? They will always be nicer than bamboo as long as they aren’t rotted and destroyed. Real hardwoods add more value than what bamboo does, but whatever.

                                by|Feb 10, 2020
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                                  Q:I pulled up carpet, particle board, and rosin paper. Now I have car decking. I want to put this paper, then plywood sheeting, and then glue down engineered bamboo. What do you all think ofthat?
                                  by|Dec 24, 2017
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                                  A:  That should work fine as a vapor barrier and solid substrate. Make sure you have the correct spacing for the screws holding down the plywood because glue cannot be applied to the subfloors.

                                  by|May 5, 2023

                                    A:  Thank you for your inquiry. Your installation project is interesting and is not in line with what the wax paper is designed to be used for but the wax paper would most likely perform. Mechanically fastening the plywood to the decking is a must. Using a quality moisture cured urethane adhesive like the R1509 or R1535 to secure the flooring to the plywood is recommended. Side Note: Research Indicates Car decking is strong however can shrink over time forming gaps and holes due to the "knots" falling out. (something to consider when constructing a subfloor) Any instability can ultimately affect the overall performance of the wood flooring installation.

                                    by|May 5, 2023
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                                      Q:On top. What would U guys recommend to be best for this type of flooring ?
                                      by|Aug 29, 2017
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                                      A:  Thank you for your inquiry. The wax paper is placed between the subfloor and the wood flooring on above grade installations where moisture is not a concern. Having a better understanding of your project needs and the conventional subfloor with plywood added on top would be helpful when making underlayment recommendations. Feel free to contact technical services at 706-277-5294 x6025 for more information about Roberts products and installations. Thank you for considering Roberts for your project needs.

                                      by|Oct 27, 2023
                                        caret
                                        Q:I use waxed paper in my artwork and have found it to be too flimsy. This may work for my purposes, but before I buy a 750 sq ft roll, I'd like to try it. Is it possible to order just a small sample?
                                        by|Dec 14, 2016
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                                        A:  Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, Roberts does not offer sample pieces of building material. For more information about the product, contact technical services at 866-435-8665. Thank you for considering Roberts for your project needs.

                                        by|May 4, 2023

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