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




Selecting the Right Material for Your Subfloors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 17, 2018 9:48:00 AM

There’s much more underneath the surface than one might think. The structural system for any floor will include a combination of joists, underlayment, and subfloors. However, the materials and installation process for subfloors often depend on what surface flooring is being installed on top. Here are subfloors best practices for the five most common surface flooring materials:


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors




Sub-Floors: The Secret to Creating Squeak-less Floors That Last 2.0

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 2, 2018 5:05:35 PM

Squeaky floors create great sound effects during the Halloween season, but for builders it’s a costly reason for callbacks. Squeaky sub-floors can develop even if the subfloor installed up to code.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors




Home Improvement Issues You Can’t Ignore

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 8, 2018 9:25:00 AM

One of the most easily ignored surfaces in the home is subflooring. Floating subfloors are more susceptible to damage, and if left unrepaired, will diminish the structural integrity and stability of your floors. To avoid problems, here are some signs to look for that indicate your subfloor may be damaged.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors




6 Trends in Kitchen Flooring That Really Cook!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 23, 2018 11:55:52 AM

Countless TV shows - even entire TV Stations - are dedicated to finding the perfect house, flipping a run down house, or renovating tired and outdated layouts and interior decor. Without fail, the kitchen receives the highest adoration or scrutiny for its design and functionality. Here are 6 trending materials and looks available in kitchen flooring, each bringing its own unique design element to the central hub of family living:


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors




The Anatomy of a Perfect Floor

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 9, 2018 9:11:00 AM

 

Like the body of a great athlete, most floors are built with endurance in mind. Perfection in flooring comes from choosing the proper materials to succeed in their environment and constructing them to stand up under the load and stress. What embodies a perfect floor? Here we describe the physique of the ideal floor.


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Topics: subfloors




Top Trends in Bathroom Flooring

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 3, 2018 11:04:00 AM

The newest looks in bathrooms are a modern take on vintage looks. Gone are the square white tile floors of the last 50 years. And, while the white subway tile remains popular, there are some new players, or new version of old players, coming on the scene. Here is a recap of what’s hot in bathroom flooring for 2018.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors




Building Your Best Intentions: Construction Company Resolutions for the New Year

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 2, 2018 4:34:42 PM

As a new year approaches, everyone begins to think about what they will do differently in the new year, how they can do better. It feels like a fresh start. In construction, this is a great time to take stock and make plans because your schedule is likely to be slower than in the warmer months. Here are some resolutions to consider for the health of your construction business in the new year.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Construction Fasteners, subfloors




How to Reduce Callbacks and Costs for Subfloor Installations

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 28, 2017 12:01:45 PM

A beautiful floor will never last without a sturdy subfloor. While there are building codes that specify minimum spans and spacing for subloor installation, it’s unlikely that just meeting the bare minimum will prevent the floor from squeaking and bowing in the future. Here are some tips to reduce client callbacks as well as costs.


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Topics: subfloors




The Holy Trinity of Heavenly Subfloor Installation

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There is divine inspiration in the saying, “a job worth doing is worth doing well.” This is especially true when it comes to construction. A well-constructed building or home will have a longer life and require less maintenance over time, and that’s a blessing to any home owner. Subfloors are notoriously undervalued when it comes to quality installation, which can lead to hellish issues and repairs in the future. Here we give you three keys to achieving subfloor nirvana.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors





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