TN,Z802.0 4/13/00 9:56 AM Page 1 ©1998 2 APA – THE ENGINEERED WOOD ASSOCIATION • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 3/8 Cat Ps1-09 Square Structural Douglas Fir Sheathing, Application as 4 x 8 Thank you for signing up for the East Coast Hardware mailing list. For more information about softwood plywood, visit the American Plywood Association . The money savings is nice, but if the douglas fir underlayment is a better product over time I’m glad to spent the money. I need to add a layer of 1/2″ plywood over the OSB to raise the floor to match the newly tiled ceramic kitchen floor. Thank you for your prompt response. The subfloor currently is 3/4″ OSB Sturdiwood. BC plywood is exceptionally strong and stiff. Although it's easy to find at your local home center, it's probably not the best choice for smaller projects, like a bookshelf or other furniture around the house. The subfloor is the decking installed on top of flooring joists; the finished floor is then installed on top of the subfloor. Plywood wall sheathing without diagonal bracing 5/16 3/8 1/2 Plywood roof sheathing 5/16 3/8 1/2 1/2 5/8 You'll see more repaired knots and voids on a sheet, and some defects will be left as is. With the exception of projects in very arid regions like the Southwest, sheathing and flooring panels are routinely covered with rain, snow, and ice during construction delays. Plywood is usually used as subfloor today. BC plywood is an exterior product intended for applications where the panel will be exposed to weather and moisture. Plywood Thickness (in.) SEALOFLEX INC. 2520 OSCAR JOHNSON DRIVE, CHARLESTON, SC 29405 PHONE: 843 554 6466 ٠ FAX: 843 554 6458 ٠ WWW.SEALOFLEX.COM 8/11/2009 CDX PLYWOOD vs. OSD PLYWOOD OSD and CDX plywood Since I’m going to need about 25 sheets, the BCX saves some money. How to cut the plywood sheets by using the paper templates. After looking at the warped, bowed stacks of plywood at HD and Lowes, I called around to a few lumber yards to ask about their 3/4" CDX. The money savings is nice, but if the douglas fir underlayment is a mark Get complete site access to expert advice, how-to videos, Code Check, and more, plus the print magazine. Underlayment covers subfloor flaws for the best possible results. It could boost your budget without providing many benefits to your home. over 3/4 sturdi floor you could use cdx with no ill effects. Allow to cure. Start your subscription today and save up to 52%. Stainable and paintable plywood are often used to make shelving, cabinets and furniture. © 2020 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved. I do believe his confusion is that the BCX is more likely DF, and any underlay is Luaun or Birch, I have never seen BCX in any thing other than Yellow Pine or Fir. $12.99, Savings: BCX is grade B on one side, grade C on the other, and eXterior glue. We will be floating a 3/4" plywood subfloor over our slab. Most underlayment-approved plywood is at least 11/32 inches, the standard recommendation. - M.K. I also want to add the 1/2″ inch layer so the flooring staples hold better.. Can I use standard 1/2″ BCX (sanded one side) plywood or should I use the fancy 1/2″ douglas fir underlayment plywood (this is the stuff that has the “x” screw position marks printed on it and has no knots or imperfections)?? Water-repellent coating helps provide weather protection during John , Bud , and CX I wanted to revisit our discussion from the shallow end about CDX plywood under cement board. The designer and builder of the 2018 Fine Homebuilding House detail why they chose mineral-wool batts and high-density boards for all of their insulation needs. Plywood Grades C & D The more economical types of plywood are the C & D grades. Universal Forest Products 1/2"24X24 Bcx Pn Plywood 109118. Watch remodeler Josh Oduin demonstrate how to embed premade corners and banding in thinset to waterproof a new shower before tiling. Based on what I’ve read from others who put hardwood on It says nothing about the type of wood.George Patterson. A Modern California Home Wrapped in Rockwool Insulation for Energy Efficiency and Fire Resistance, Podcast 303: Advanced Framing, Wood Floors in a Bathroom, Unsafe Pools, Plus, get an extra 20% off with code GIFT20, Simple Way to Make Old Walls Straight and Plumb, Expert insights on techniques and principles. The 1/2″ BCX is about $14 per 4×8 sheet vs. $26 for the fancy underlayment plywood. CDX plywood for subfloor [Archive] - Ceramic Tile Advice10-01-2001, 09:57 PM. For example, if you install resilient tiles or sheet flooring over a subfloor, any bumps, dips, or voids in the subfloor may be evident in the finished flooring. For joists spaced 24 inches OC, use thicker, ¾-inch plywood to prevent sagging between them. The second (top) layer of plywood joints should not coincide with the joists and the second layer should not be fastened to the joists. Find plywood at Lowe's today. This 1/2 x 4 x 8 Premium ACX Plywood is suitable for use as underlayment. IMO the BCX is plenty fine for under strip flooring. This type of plywood … Reg. The water-resistant subfloor sheathing of choice, DryPly Sturd-I-Floor subfloor plywood panels have a water-repellent coating that protects against weather. Plytanium 23/32 Cat Ps1-09 Square Structural Pine Sanded Plywood, Application as 4 x 8 Item # 12229 Model # NA Sanded panel for use in interior and exterior applications, such as cabinets, shelving, furniture, porch ceilings and soffits Article quote from - Position of Underlayment to Prevent Cracked Tile and Grout By Frank Woeste and Peter A. Nielsen For publication by the TILE LETTER Magazine (read whole article): Threre's not much of a risk of squeak, but if it happens it can be really annoying. Plywood’s Superior Wet Performance The biggest difference between the two panels is how they react when exposed to large amounts of moisture over extended time periods. Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features. The 1/2″ BCX is about $14 per 4×8 sheet vs. $26 for the fancy underlayment plywood. BCX, smooth on 1 side. Marine Plywood offers high resistance to water, fungus and damp. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Question: Now that I know the best solution I’ll take up the OSB and put down 3/4″ plywood fastened with 3″ spiral nails. You’ll find facts about plywood uses, grading and specs. I am going to be replacing wall-to-wall carpeting with 3-1/4″ x 3/4″ Oak hardwood flooring in my dining, living & family rooms. Plywood makes up most of the walls and floors in attics and are sometimes found in laundry rooms, closets and other unfinished areas in the home. Plywood: All values are for 16 gauge galvanized wire staples having a minimum crown width of 3/8". Since I’m going to need about 25 sheets, the BCX saves some money. I KNOW that, I was referring to the "X" nailing pattern he observerd on what he called DF underlayment, and Underlayment as such decribed is not DF here. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. If not BCX plywood for subfloor might be a little excessive. The glue holds the plywood to the subfloor and prevents it from squeaking on screw shanks. Under these conditions, the plywood should be fine as long as it is soon covered for good. We carry a wide selection of plywood and sheet-goods, and offer more specialty items at a quick lead time. I can confidently say that I expect to be a life-long subscriber." When used in flooring, plywood functions as the subfloor that supports hardwoods, tile and carpet floors. Instead, most people opt for a C or D grade plywood on both veneers. Even within the different plywood grades, you’ll likely find a wide range in the number of repairs or defects. The fancy "X" stuff ( which here is Birch , I think) is more for Vinyl and the like..voidless and smoother sanded. plywood before making a final plywood selection for these applications. But other than thickness, I don't see a difference. A subfloor is a wooden, structural substrate to which durable finished flooring is attached. Based on advice received here, I had decided to go with CDX plywood. A final mark to check is the thickness of the plywood. And even then, some thicknesses overlap in the categories. It is composed of durable face and core veneers and should be free of voids. After preparing and priming the plywood subfloor as prescribed above, coat the substrate with Perdure FE80 at 32-40 mil thickness. In Stock. Some professionals, however, will use plywood as thin as 1/4 inch for resilient flooring if the subfloor is in particularly good condition. Easy online returns process fast turn around. BCX comes in a variety of thicknesses. The fancy underlay sounds to me like it is designed for use under thinner flooring products that require a more perfectly smooth surface. To best view our site — and for a better experience overall on the Web — please update your browser using the links below. 1/4 x 4 x 8 BCX Sanded Plywood (Actual Size .185" x 47-7/8" x 95-7/8") Model Number: 1251007 Menards ® SKU: 1251007 Variation drop down Qty: Decrease Quantity Increase Quantity ADD TO … Ideal for craft projects and general purposes. There are several types of plywood that are well-suited for subfloors. I see plywood available specified as either sheathing, subfloor or underlayment. Shop plywood and a variety of building supplies products online at Lowes.com. It's more likely if the existing floor isn't Fasten your first layer plywood subfloor as you normally should. Allow to cure. Price: This type of plywood may be installed as a subfloor and left exposed to the elements for a few months while the home is being built. it is Birch. BC is fine, I'd say. Plywood underlayment is typically needed when a floor material must have a very smooth, flat surface. Universal Forest Products 1/2"24X24 Bcx Pn Plywood 109118. An outdoor shed maybe a little bit different. Easy online returns process fast turn around. There are many types, sizes and configurations of plywood. Different plywoods use various materials and methods of manufacture, depending on the application for which they're intended. "I have learned so much thanks to the searchable articles on the FHB website. So, 3/8” plywood is actually 11/32” ½” plywood is actually 15/32”, 5/8” plywood is actually 19/32” and ¾” plywood is actually 23/32”. 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