Business Advice5 min

Adding Value to Remodels with LP® Structural Solutions Products

No client wants to hear that a damaged sub-floor needs to be replaced during a dream-worthy bathroom remodel or kitchen renovation. Communicating the benefits of the LP® Structural Solutions portfolio for a sub-floor kitchen remodel or sub-floor bathroom remodel can be a key difference in positively reinforcing the value of the overall renovation. 

Why Choose Premium Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel Sub-Floor Materials? 

The unexpected discovery of sub-floor damage during a renovation project means customers will have to pay to replace the damaged panels. Between material and labor costs, budget impacts are inevitable. So why should they lean into using premium products for either kitchen or bathroom sub-floor materials for a remodel?

For many homeowners, longevity of their house is a top priority. Therefore, their renovations must stand the test of time, which premium products can help achieve.

Some builders may question the use of premium products that are “hidden” behind walls or under finished flooring, while high-end tile, elaborate kitchen islands and sophisticated finishes show their beauty every day. However, not all commodity products offer premium performance, which can certainly affect the perceived value of your work.

For example, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring is packed with more strands, wax and resin using Gorilla Glue Technology® for exceptional resistance to moisture and edge swell.

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What Is the Best Sub-Floor for Bathrooms and Kitchens?

When you choose a premium sub-floor material for a bathroom or kitchen remodel, it can provide a sturdy, solid floor that helps minimize deflection between floor joists and improves the overall stiffness of the floor system. Over time, this can help prevent cracks in luxury floor tiles and grout lines.

As one of the toughest sub-floors in the industry, each LP Legacy panel also offers enhanced proprietary bending properties for greater strength to support heavy loads. When incorporated in a properly designed floor system, LP Legacy Premium Sub-Flooring can help support heavy kitchen islands and large soaker tubs. Using LP Legacy sub-flooring can help increase the value of your bathroom remodel or kitchen renovation.

Stake your reputation on the remarkably strong, consistent quality of LP Legacy Premium Sub-Flooring. For more insights, check out our business advice for the long-term value of premium building materials. 

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Sustainability Solutions

8 min

Why Build With Carbon Negative Building Materials?

In our pursuit of sustainable and environmentally friendly products, we completed five LCAs and EPDs for our LP® Structural Solutions portfolio. Along with LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, these EPDs demonstrate the carbon negativity of our products. That means that our products store more carbon than is released during their entire life cycle, making us a meaningful part of the climate solution.

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Sustainability Solutions

6 min
Carbon Negative, Future Positive: LP® Structural Solutions Portfolio Releases Environmental Product Declarations

In an era where environmental responsibility is paramount, we are proud to announce a remarkable achievement: the LP® Structural Solutions portfolio has been officially designated as carbon negative. This milestone is a testament to our unwavering commitment to redefining construction materials for the better with a focus on sustainability, resiliency and groundbreaking advancements.

Industry Trends7 min
Tighter Lot Sizes Focus More Attention on Fire Separation Distance

It's no secret that many developers, architects and builders are reducing lot size as one way to hold down housing costs and maintain profitability. In fact, the rise of zero-lot-line homes, odd-lot/infill development and compressed parcel spacing is helping shape a new housing normal for many communities. This downsizing is focusing attention on minimum fire separation distance.

Resiliency Solutions

6 min
Risk Factor® Wind Factor: Calculating Wind Risk in Construction

To increase consideration for building more resilient homes, LP Building Solutions is partnering with the First Street Foundation®, a coalition working to help builders assess and protect against environmental threats from fire, extreme heat, flooding and wind.