How to Remove Plywood Underlayment

May 13th, 2014

The first step to installing new plywood underlayment is the removal of the old plywood underlayment. This can be a moderately difficult job so make sure you allow plenty of time and be prepared to use some good old fashion elbow grease.

You will need a few items to get you started including a claw hammer, a crow bar or pry bar and a drill if the plywood underlayment was secured using screws.

Start by removing as many of the fasteners as possible using the claw hammer or drill; discarding them in a trash bucket as you go along. Next is where the elbow grease comes in. You will need to use the crow bar to pry all of the plywood underlayment panels from the subfloor.

After you have removed all of the plywood underlayment panels, you will need to clean up any remaining debris from the subfloor using a broom and vaccuum.

You are now ready to install your new plywood underlayment. We have two great options to choose from, SurePly® Premium Underlayment and IronPly® Premium Underlayment. Please visit and for more information.

Tags: , , ,

Back to Blog

Comments are closed.