Flooring is only as good as the sub-flooring supporting it. If the sub-flooring is not dry enough or hasn’t been properly cleaned a variety of issues can arise, causing homeowner complaints and callbacks.
Here are eight common sub-floor installation mistakes that can promote a variety of problems, including mold:
If you have consistent issues with moisture in your sub-flooring—especially if it’s causing significant problems for the floors above—it may be time to test different premium sub-flooring products. LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring uses panels that are packed with more strands, resin and wax to provide exceptional resistance to moisture and edge swell to help improve flooring performance. Additionally, the water-resistant resins use Gorilla Glue Technology® for exceptional stiffness. In fact, it’s so strong that LP offers a unique Covered Until It’s Covered® no-sand warranty with a lifetime limited warranty that lasts as long as the home.
To see the correct way to install LP sub-flooring, check out this video with contracting professionals Jordan Smith, chief builder and owner at Smith House Company, and Kyle Stumpenhorst, owner and contractor at RR Buildings. For in-depth information on sub-flooring, check out the blog article, A Deeper Look at Sub-Flooring.
“Best” means something different for every builder, but there are some universal qualifiers among builders looking for the best siding on the market. Jobsite efficiency, product durability and client satisfaction are on that list. At LP, we have the privilege of working with skilled building professionals around the country who have chosen LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding for their builds time and again because they believe it to be the best on the market.Continue Reading
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