Saturday, May 25, 2013

Basement Subfloor Options : Luan Plywood

Basement Subfloor Options : Luan Plywood

Luan Plywood for Basement Subfloor Review (Pros and Cons)

So you have a home renovation project at home you need to complete, and are trying to determine what type of underlayment to use for your basement flooring. What are the options as a basement subfloor on it's own luan wood is probably not the best material, but overlaid over concrete or another material that is already existing you'll probably find you have no problems. The one major concern you'll have with Luan Wood as an underlayment is that it has been known to collect moisture and this can cause it to warp, or unwanted expansion and shrinkage. So this is the negative side of using Luan Wood. If you're wondering what the positive side of Luan Plywood is, it's probably it's cost effectiveness, lets face it. Luan Plywood is probably one of the cheapest materials out there, far less than standard mahogany, or Balsa wood.

Securing Luan Plywood in Place

Quarter-inch lauan plywood is the top material for underlayment among home renovators and contractors. It's quality is unsurpassed, and it is extremly durable and long-lasting. Amoung Manufactuers of Vinyl Flooring, Hardwood Flooring, Tile Flooring, and Laminate Flooring, the choice is clear, and Luan is the top pick. Of course before you proceed with any home improvement product, you should check with your flooring manufacturer before you proceed with installation to confirm

Luan Wood Video Series
Bending Luan Wood Video
Installing Luan Wood Video
Cutting and Installing Vinyl Over Luan
Installing Luan Over Subfloor
Laying laminate over Subfloor
Making Tile Flush With Subfloor
Attaching Luan To Subfloor
Working With Luan For Do It Yourselfers

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