Saturday, April 20, 2013

How to Install a Subfloor With Luann Plywood

How to Install a Subfloor With Luann Plywood
When installing luann, you can place the laminate directly over the luann plywood. This will work regardless of room temperture, and will lock out moisture if that is a concern of yours as well. When you attach the flooring, use staples with a quarter crown. They are small and fast, and they won't leave holes if you decide down the line to refinish the flooring. Also leave quarter inch expansion at all vertical walls. This is important to allow for strinkage and expansion during different climate conditions which you may experience throughout the year. Read More

Installing Subflooring for Laminate, Vinyl, Tile or Hardwood (With Luann Plywood)
1. Use as thick a subflooring material as you can, or you can find. This will be important when moving on to the grout and tile work. 2. Stiffen the floor to ensure that the new subfloor will be strong than the previous flooring. 3. Nails may not be strong enough for installation and may pop out. Use a ring shank nail, and it is basically a screw. Read More

Luann As an Underlayment For Vinyl

Because Vinyl, forms very tightly to the surface floor when installed it tends to show all uneven patches, and groves. To reduce the appearance of surface floor when you install Vinyl, or any other flooring material a good choice to use is Luan. Luan, is a thin plywood underlayment that is light, and very simple to install. While Luan does help in smoothing out surface floor irregularities, it is not always the best solution for all flooring types. Read More

Installing Luann as an Underlayment
Luann should be installed directly on top of the subfloor (This is due to the face that, luan itself is not strong enough to to be the concrete subfloor) 2. Leave a quarter inch gap around the edges of the luan, to allow for expansion/shrinkage. This is very important 3. Use pressure cuts to cut through the panel, with one direct cut. This ensures the board is clean around the edges, and there are no gaps in your work. Read More

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