Installing Luan Plywood
The best way to install luan wood (plywood) is to begin the project in one corner of the room, and then lay out the laun wood, in a single direction, the same way that any subfloor materials have been laid. You should leave a gap of about 1/16th of an inch between the walls and the plywood panels.
Then use a staple gun, or screws to insert 1/4 inch staples at a half foot apart across the surface of the luan wood, and then every couple of inchs apart along the edge of the project. Install more laun panels in a similar way, and then leave about 1/16 inch of a gap between the boards.
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Use a guide to demark, the back of the plywood. Cut the luan plywood with a saw from the back, this will prevent splintering of the finished side of the board. You can also use a knife to make precise cuts into the Luan wood. Make several cuts with mid-pressure in the same groove rather than making a hard cut. Use a putty or mix, to smooth over any nails, and ensure they are flush to make sure that any laminate or plastic adhesive floor covering does not show the subfloor beneath.