What is sub flooring?

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A subfloor is a base floor for main floor like if you are willing to have under floor heating system then a floor is built first then the main flooring is made so basicall base floor of main floor is subfloor.

subfloors are generally made from at least two layers of moisture resistant ('AC' grade, one side finished and sanded flat) plywood or composite sheeting.

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A subfloor is the base floor of a given structure. Typically subfloors are made up of concrete or wood products such as plywood, OSB board, etc.

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What causes rotted wood sub flooring?

Water damage can do it.Termites can too.

How do you dry the osb sub floor?

If you are building a new home, by the time you get to flooring it will be dry.

Do you have to remove the baseboards to replace sub-flooring?

Yes, they sit on top of the flooring. You may be able to pull them out from under the base, but that will be hard if they are nailed down close to the wall.

Can you install engineered wood flooring over a wood floor that is on concrete sub floor?


How do you install floating engineered flooring?

Floating an engineered wood flooring is done using an underlay between the sub floor and the new floor and then the engineered flooring is laid over the top and glued at the tongue and grooves to keep it together. if the flooring is a click joint then gluing is not required.

What is thickness of sub flooring?

Generally speaking, the thickness of the plywood layed directly over floor joist.

Your kitchen sink drain pipe came apart and leaked under sink now How can You dry sub flooring under hardwood floor?

It will dry just fine... after you remove the flooring...

Is the thickness of laminate flooring really important if you are on a cement sub floor?

The thickness is mainly for refinishing. Thicker wood can be refinished more times than thinner. If you are laying on a cement slab, you want to use a vapor barrier. Some flooring products have a barrier preinstalled on the undersideof the flooring.

Who is responsible for pricing extras on a home building the builder or the sub contractor?

The contractor will get a bid from the sub contractor and add his percentage, then present the change order to the customer. This depends on the change. Some changes are items which are pre-set arrangements between the contractor and sub that can be priced without a bid from the sub. Flooring for example.

Who installs the rubber liner Plumber or tile man Also can mold grow between to sub flooring and rubber liner?

the tile installer

How to clean Dry wall dust on sub flooring?

Sweep it into heaps, shovel it into garbage bags. Now repeat with a much finer broom .

What types of underlay are suitable for laminate flooring?

The type of underlay you need will depend on the type of sub floor or floor you are putting the laminate on is made of. If the sub floor is made of concrete, you would want vapor barrier underlay. If the sub floor is made of wood a standard or premium underlay would used.