Posts Tagged ‘OSB subflooring’

 

Removing a piece of OSB subflooring
Dec 16, 2016 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Need to remove a piece of tongue and groove OSB subflooring panel to get some wiring through to my attic? Get your answer here!

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3 Tips for Flooring Contracts
Aug 2, 2016 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

Miscommunication can lead to expensive callbacks and delays which will affect customer satisfaction on this job and the next. Here are some tips on how to create a contract that ensures your interests and those of your client are always satisfied.

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Installing Hardwood Flooring over OSB Panels
Nov 9, 2015 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

Hardwood can make for a durable and beautiful floor, but small mistakes in the subflooring or installation can wreak havoc and buckling, squeaky, uneven floors can all result from poor installation. While this is not a definitive guide to hardwood installation over OSB panels, there are some important points to ponder.

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Proper Panel Spacing Can Save Time and Money
Oct 5, 2015 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

When structural panels are not spaced properly and moisture conditions change some problems can arise. Best to follow the advice of the Ol’ Sage Builder and space those panels correctly!

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Tiling Tips: Prevent Bathroom Tiles from Tenting
Apr 7, 2015 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Floors expand and contract with changes in moisture, heat and season. This movement can pull tiles apart creating cracks or push them together so that they pop up or ‘tent’. Proper planning and preparation of the subflooring will help to prevent tenting and cracks in tiled bathroom floors.

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Tips for Installing OSB Sub-flooring For Hardwood
Feb 12, 2015 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

The success of your flooring job rests in no small part on the quality of your sub-flooring. This is due to the fact that mistakes in the sub-flooring will show in the floor above and cause everything from squeaky to uneven floors. Preventing issues with proper sub-flooring installation is a lot cheaper than call backs.

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Preventing Sub-Floor Squeaks Part 2
Sep 5, 2014 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Call backs for squeaky floors can be extremely costly and time consuming. When squeaks originate in the sub-flooring, these call backs can really eat into your already slim profit margins. Here are some tips on installation techniques that can help to prevent the dreaded squeaky floors.

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Preventing Sub-Floor Squeaks Part 1
Aug 28, 2014 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Contrary to popular belief, squeaky floors are not just an ‘old home’ problem. Most squeaks originate in the finished flooring (especially from poor installation of hardwood) but occasionally they can be in the sub-floor system if the proper care is not taken during installation. Sub-flooring systems built to minimum code requirements are more susceptible to squeaking over time.

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Materials play Critical Role in Dance-floor Design
Apr 9, 2014 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

David Sukonick is one of the leading designers and builders of wooden floors for performers with over 300 professional dance floors under his belt. David has undertaken many unique designs and specializes in the sprung sub floor. Says David of his unusual choice in construction design: “It is definitely an unusual field and to my knowledge I may be the only person that specializes solely in the design and installation of custom dance floors.”

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Installing Ceramic Tiling over OSB Subflooring
Jul 25, 2013 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

OSB panels provide an excellent base for many types of finished flooring including ceramic tiles if careful attention to the construction and preparation of the subfloor is paid in order to avoid costly callbacks. Planning and patience along with these tips will help ensure that you install the quality of finished flooring you are looking for. Always follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions and/or the Tile Association’s recommendations.

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