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Old 2009-05-13, 02:21 PM
YukonA180 YukonA180 is offline
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Default plywood subfloor .. ya or na...

Can I have few opinions, technical or general, about laying down the Plywood subfloor with Sundial, for an upgrade.

I am only considering it for the reason of stability and less squeek. Would this help...???? any techies to comment..! or is there something else that we can do to make the floor stronger than the standard Sundial floors.

Would you know, if this is an expensive upgrade..??? Did anyone get a quote on this from Sundial.

thanks in advance for your comments.
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Old 2009-05-13, 03:10 PM
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if your subfloor gets soaked during construction, plywood is more stable than osb.

if you're going to do hardwood, plywood holds the staples better than osb.

if you want stability & less squeak, get thicker (3/4") tongue & grooved plywood, glued & screwed to the joists.
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Old 2009-05-14, 01:55 PM
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where is this moved...??
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Old 2009-05-14, 04:19 PM
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we paid for the plywood upgrade
$2500 per floor
less glue than the other type, less off gases, and a better product
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Old 2009-05-14, 04:31 PM
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Thanks..

did you do it thru the builder... sundial I persume.... or is something that we can do afterward..
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Old 2009-05-14, 05:12 PM
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must be substituted before construction begins - so only through the builder.
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Old 2009-05-14, 07:44 PM
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Actually nail holding ability on 5/8" plywood or 3/4" OSB are equal.
Here is more good info http://bct.nrc.umass.edu/index.php/p...d-and-plywood/

If you're doing floors after closing, sub-floor should be re-fastened regardless if plywood or OSB which will eliminate squeaks if any. OSB can also be glued & nailed by the builder.

I personally would not upgrade & we didn't.
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Old 2009-05-15, 01:07 AM
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Sometimes the squeeks comes from the nail rubbing off the metal beam. I had a few of those caused by a trigger happy nailer . It got fixed. They just had to remove my carpet and take off all the nails at the wrong area.
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