Monday, April 29, 2013

Plywood Underlayment Installation Instructions for Vinyl and Other Flooring (Halex Plywood Products)

Plywood Underlayment Installation Instructions for Vinyl and Other Flooring (Halex Plywood Products)

 In order to prepare the Subfloor, you must first make sure  the existing subfloor is totally dry, held in tightly and structurally sound, and smooth.

 Replace any soft, decayed or delaminated areas of the subfloor. Add ring shank nails to any area of the subfloor that squeaks, has vertical movement, or is warped or cupped. Scrape any construction debris, paint, caulk, or drywall compound that has built up on the surface.

If there are any uneven spots, you can level this with patching compound then sand joints, high spots, and patched areas until smooth. Conduct Moisture Test if this is required.

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

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