This is 3/4 inch stiff styrofoam board that I got at Home Depot. I just cut it to fit tight from one wall to the other.
Notice that the walls were also insulated with the same stuff. I spray glued the stuff on the wall, but just placed the floor insulation without gluing it.
And another piece goes down.
Now, around the dog bed and up to the front. We also drew a center line in order to lay out the flooring boards. Beyond the front line, we used plywood and carpeted it so it would end up the same height of the finished hardwood floor.
3/4 inch tongue and groove flooring boards were used. The insulation underneath has not compressed.
10 boxes of the flooring was enough to do the floor in the front room and the bedroom, as well as the side walls in the front room.
Here, we are installing the center strip in the front room. We are working towards the rear.
How we installed it was: I laid a thick bead of silicone on the bottom of each board. I ran a stripe down the middle. Then we just simply put them into place.