Sunday, March 10, 2013

How To Install Luan and Tools Required

How To Install Luan and Tools Required

  • Allow the plywood to sit for several days in the room in which will be installed
  • Make sure the subfloor is dry and structuraly sound
  • Install and secure with 1″ deck scews a sheet of plywood, smooth side facing upward
  • Make sure the underlayment sems are not aligned with the subfloor seams
  • Lay the following plywood sheet – start along the longest wall and leave 1/4″ expansion gaps in between sheets and between the sheets the walls
  • Secure the plywood sheet every 6″ – make sure to drive the deck screw heads bellow the surface of the plywood sheet
  • Cut the plywood shets as required to follow the surface of the floor
  • Apply floor patching over the screw heads and the plywood seams
  • After the patching compound has dried, sand the compound
  • Vaccum and wipe with a damp cloth all the resulting dust
Tools Required for Luan Plywood Installation 

Drill Kit, Circular Saw, Wallboard Knife, Floor Patching Compound, Floor Roller, 1 inch Wood Screws, 1/8 inch notched trowel, Jig Saw, Power Sander, 1/4 inch notched trowel,  Fiberglass Mesh Tape, Thin-set Motar, and Deck Screws. 

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