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




Construction Tips for High Wind and Seismic Areas

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 2, 2019 12:04:52 PM

Natural disasters accounted for $91 billion in residential and commercial building repair costs in 2018. Although fires are categorically included in natural disasters, much of the damage arose from hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. As a result of these ongoing risks, contractors must factor in natural disasters when designing and constructing all types of buildings.


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Topics: Subloc Pro




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




IAPMO's Uniform Evaluation Service Issues Updated Evaluation Report #344 to The BECK Fastener Group®'s SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL® Construction Fasteners

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 28, 2019 4:05:11 PM

Top Independent Evaluation Service Assures SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL® are Proven to Comply with Required Building Codes for 8D and 10D Fasteners for Seismic Areas.

Muscle Shoals, AL June 28, 2019

BECK America (formerly FASCO America®) is proud to announce that IAPMO's Uniform Evaluation Service has issued Evaluation Report 344 (ER-344) to our parent company, The BECK Fastener Group®, for their innovative construction fastener, SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL®, as a substitute for 8D and now 10D fasteners in seismic areas, such as the West Coast for vertical and horizontal diaphragms. This report certifies SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL® fasteners to be compliant with 2018, 2015, 2012, 2009 International Building Code® (IBC) and International Residential Code® (IRC), as well as the 2017 Florida Building Code (Building and Residential).


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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




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





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