Creative Ideas for Your Next Basement Remodel

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 18, 2021 8:45:00 AM

For many homeowners, basements are a blank slate that can be turned into a useful room unique to their home. Unfinished basements may be great for storage, but they are otherwise under-utilized spaces that can be remodeled to add more living areas and even value to a home. Here are some basement renovation ideas that are sure to excite your clients.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, subfloors

Choosing the Right Bathroom Subfloor

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 5, 2021 9:15:00 AM

One of the biggest challenges when building a home comes is renovating bathrooms. Although they are likely to be some of the smallest rooms in a home, bathrooms can be tricky to renovate as you must account for the extremely high levels of moisture they must withstand on a daily basis. To make sure your bathroom project is off to a strong start, it begins with selecting and installing the best subfloor.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors

Creaks and Squeaks: How to Silence Your Floors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 13, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Wooden floors can increase the charm and beauty of any house. However, that charm is quickly ruined when the floors start to squeak and creak. Time and wear can do a number on wooden floors, and squeaking is the floor’s way of letting you know. While many people think creaky wooden floors are inevitable after many years, squeaky floors and subfloors can be fixed with the right team and equipment.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, floors, subfloors

Spoil Yourself with Radiant Floor Heat: How to Prep Your Subfloors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 19, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Winter is upon us, and people are bracing themselves for extremely low temperatures. It’s during this time that heating systems come in handy. While most people use various types of heating systems such as boilers, heat pumps, and space heaters, homeowners are becoming more informed about in-floor radiant heating, which provides an energy-efficient means of heating floors, making them much more comfortable to walk on.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, subfloors, FasCoat

Some Like it Hot: Impacts of Summer of Subfloor

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 22, 2020 9:18:00 AM

A subfloor is a critical part of your flooring system, but there can be benefits and drawbacks associated with the time of year you install it. Many builders and home remodelers, of course, are extra busy during the summer. The warm summer season is typically a good time to complete construction, renovation, or remodeling projects. When it comes to floors, however, and subflooring in particular, there are some things that property owners and contractors must keep in mind.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Construction Fasteners, subfloors

Prevent Squeaky Subfloors with this Simple Step

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 30, 2020 8:43:00 AM

When you install a floor, it may look good for a while, but it may not stay that way forever. A big factor in the lasting quality of your floors results from the unseen subfloor. Subfloors give floors extra support. They attach to the flooring material, making them strong enough to support the weight of furniture, appliances, and traffic. Building codes determine the spacing and spans for subfloor installations. However, doing the bare minimum does not always give you all the support you need. Shortcuts in subfloor installation may lead to the dreaded squeak.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors

Bathroom Flooring – Why Performance Matters Most

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 11, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Bathroom flooring is a unique creature. Unlike the rest of the floors in a home, ones in the bathroom get exposed to not only moisture, but also humidity. Also, people using the floor are more likely to be barefoot, adding another layer of special consideration needed. While you want your floors to look good with your decor, you also want them to stay functional. When choosing bathroom flooring, it’s important to consider these features to ensure best performance. 

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Topics: floors, subfloors

Underlayment Primer: Types and When to Use Them

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 16, 2019 9:33:00 AM

For a quality flooring project, you need to start at the bottom. Underlayment masks imperfections in the subfloor, reduces sound, and provides other benefits specific to each type of floor covering. Choosing the right product to go underneath is important to having a finished floor that’s not only beautiful but will last for many years.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors

All About Underlayment

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 21, 2019 8:52:00 AM

A homeowner only truly cares about the final layer of flooring, whether it be laminate, wood, or travertine. But a good builder knows what’s under that layer is where the important work is done. We often talk about subfloors, which are the foundation of lasting floors, but there’s a layer in the middle that we’ll focus on today. The underlayment, which is the layer that goes between the actual flooring and the subfloor, is a key component of a sound flooring structure.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors

5 Common Subfloor Installation Mistakes

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 12, 2019 9:11:00 AM

Oriented Strand Board, or OSB as most of us call it, makes a floor installer’s job easier. It’s fairly straightforward to install, requires familiar steps, and simple tools. But, as with any construction job, losing attention to the simple details can cause problems in the future that lead to callbacks. Callbacks are a waste of your time so prevent them at all costs by being mindful of these five mistakes that are easily avoided.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors


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