Let’s be honest with ourselves,… Who wants a squeaky floor? Yes! No one does and Sublime Homes does everything in order to avoid squeaky floors today and for tomorrow.
So there is the assumption that squeaky floors only happen to older homes. Not necessarily!
Ok let’s say that your builder followed minimum code requirements on the subfloor. That sounds great right? Well before you go on and celebrate, give that new home some time and soon enough it will entertain you and your family with that desired squeaky sound. Of course it may be beneficial if you would like to use is at a security system, there would be no sneaking in or out of that home!
A recap to Sublime’s November Newsletter)
A recap to the Sublime Homes November Newsletter (apologies to our readers, as the image was distorted when sent). Proper installation of the subfloor is key! Following are the steps Sublime Homes followed in order to enforce quality subfloors in which will prevent future issues, such as squeaky floors.
1. Bostik adhesive is placed on top of the 2” x 12” prior to the AdvanTech plywood sheet is placed above. The cross bridging is spaced an inch apart to avoid friction, which would help avoid any future sounds.
2. After the precise engagement of the tongue and groove profile of AdvanTech plywood, the plywood will be enforced methodically with nails. We ensure that those nails do indeed make it to the lumber underneath, as we want to ensure that those nails are holding down the subfloor.
3. Although nails are placed to ensure that the subfloor is being held down, screws were then added to secure that with time the subfloor does not become loose with movement.
Not only did Sublime follow all the above steps in order to provide quality subfloors, but it was also using AdvanTech Engineered Plywood (the real deal when it comes to plywood). The qualities that this plywood sheet offers are as follows:
You may visit http://www.huberwood.com/advantech/products/advantech-flooring for further information to this exceptional, high performance product!
As Sublime Homes continues to keep up with the new products that offer long lasting benefits to their product, some of the above info has been replaced by today’s top technology. Going forward Sublime Homes will substitute the nails and screws with “Paslode tetraGRIP”, drives like a nail, holds like a screw! Paslode tetraGRIP will contribute to halt any potential to squeaky floors. Check out this video to see all the great benefits of this remarkable product that your Sublime home will have!
Author: The Sublime Team