Framing Your House (cont. p. 6)


What You Need To Do In Framing


Another material choice you will have pertains to the subfloor (not applicable to one-story house built on concrete slab).

 

waferboard

  

The subfloor consists of the ¾ inch thick, 4x8 ft. sheets of wood that rest upon the floor joists and form the base for your finished floor.

Waferboard (shown above) is a manufactured panel made of wood chips glued together under pressure.

It is a lower-cost substitute for plywood and is very commonly used for subfloors.

Plywood subfloorCommon plywood and “high-performance” versions of sheet wood make for an excellent subfloor surface, but at a higher cost.

The argument for plywood and its even more expensive high-performance versions is that it offers greater durability and resistance to moisture, thus making it less likely to chip or swell.

I won’t take a side in that debate except to say that I use the cheaper waferboard in all of my houses, as do most builders I know.

It is significantly less-expensive than plywood and the high-performance options.

Waferboard isn’t as pretty as the alternatives, but it gets covered up anyway and it gets the job done.

 

 

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Michelle
April 06, 2014
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Good info!!!

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