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.
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