They are normally set in a bed of adhesive which can allow for a nice solid platform for the flooring install.
1 2 plwood subfloor for hardwood fooring.
Do this by multiplying the room s length by its width.
Plywood is the best subfloor for hardwood flooring installation.
1 suitable wood flooring.
Usually manufactured in 4 by 8 foot sheets plywood panels and osb are acceptable subfloors for hardwood flooring as long as they are the proper thickness.
Before you install your plywood subfloor first calculate the room s square footage to find out how much flooring you ll need to buy.
If you desire to run the wood flooring parallel with the subfloor boards you must install an additional layer of 3 8 or 1 2 thick plywood underlayment glued and screwed down over the plank subfloor.
The sheets are generally 4 x 8 or 4 x 12 feet in size.
Cdx plywood ranging from 1 2 to 3 4 inch thick and rated a c will serve well for any hardwood flooring installation.
Most brands of hardwood flooring can be installed over concrete when plywood or osb subflooring panels have been installed over the concrete slab but it s wise to consult the manufacturer for any specific installation requirements.
A plywood subfloor generally uses 1 2 inch to 3 4 inch thick sheets of plywood that have one rough side which faces down and one smooth side which faces up.
Plywood is available in many thicknesses 1 8 1 4 11 32 15 32 19 32 23 32 and 1 1 8.
The new floor must be laid at a 90 degree angle to the old flooring.
The key to a beautiful long lasting hardwood or laminate floor is a well prepared subfloor.
Tongue and groove plywood is available to reduce squeaks and help the subfloor fit together better.
Plywood allows for a much better build up with lower undulations in the subfloor.
Plywood and osb subfloors over joists are most common in newer homes and new construction typically in homes with basements or crawlspaces.