Posts Tagged ‘subflooring’

 

Pinnacle Sub Floor T&G Saves you Money and Time
Aug 22, 2017 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Pinnacle is an excellent mid-tier grade of T&G sub floor that is priced just right. Pinnacle T&G fits together easily and it’s easy on equipment so you won’t be breaking screw heads off.

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Heavily Loaded Drywall Carts Damage Wood Panels and Floor Systems
Mar 14, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Drywall Carts are used to ferry materials around construction job sites. When these carts are overloaded and traverse wood sub-flooring panels, they can cause damage, especially when these panels are wet from exposure to the elements.

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Types of Subfloors you Can Use under Hardwood Flooring
Jun 11, 2016 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

While you should always adhere to the manufacturer’s installation instructions, there are some general guidelines provided by the NWFA that apply to most subflooring installations. There are a number of subflooring options available and you can speak with your design professional to find one that suits your climate, needs and budget.

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Sub-floor Adhesives Prevent Squeaky Floors
May 24, 2016 | Posted in Builders

The success of your flooring installation will be determined by the techniques you employ when installing your sub-flooring. When installing OSB or plywood sub-flooring panels, use a PL400 adhesive to prevent squeaky floors.

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Can you use Pinnacle subflooring on a roof?
Apr 5, 2016 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Subflooring on a roof? Has the whole world been turned upside down and gone topsy-turvy? Don’t worry folks, let the Ol’ Sage Builder set the record straight on this matter!

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Floating Floors
Feb 26, 2016 | Posted in The Ol' Sage Builder

Thinking of installing a floating floor? It’s imperative that you know what you are doing!

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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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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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Prevent Expensive Call Backs for Squeaky Floors
Dec 9, 2014 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

If you are getting callbacks for uneven or squeaky floors, make sure that you are correctly spacing your OSB subflooring panels. Wood expands or contracts with changes in moisture conditions and without proper spacing, the panels can push together and this causes the edges to lift which, in turn, causes the squeaks and bumps.

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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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Expansion Joints in Flooring
Sep 12, 2013 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Expansion and contraction of your flooring system is a given. Because they are manufactured from different materials or different kinds of the same material, your flooring and substrate will expand and contract at different rates. Expansion joints give your flooring the space it needs to expand without buckling or cracking.

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