Users' questions

How do you fasten 1/4 plywood underlayment?

How do you fasten 1/4 plywood underlayment?

Use full body weight over the area with the subfloor. Fasten panels every 2 ” along the edges and 4 ” across the field. Position fasteners 3/8 ” to 1/2 ” in from edges. If using staples (not recommended) apply staples across the grain.

Can you screw down 1/4 underlayment?

You can fasten SurePly® plywood underlayment by selecting one of the following options: Galvanized coated chisel-point staples with a 1/4″ maximum crown or flathead wood screws treated with a moisture-resistant coating (such as galvanized or zinc). Do not use drywall screws.

Does it matter which way you lay underlayment?

unroll the underlayment As you unroll each roll, the clear plastic end lies on top of the end with adhesive strip and two white pieces of foam will be butted up against each other. It is very important that the underlayment run the same direction as the flooring.

Can you use Luan plywood as an underlayment?

Luan plywood is used as underlayment in home flooring. Many Times it is used with vinyl flooring when this is going to be installed as the finished resilient flooring.

How do you install Luan on a subfloor?

Lay the luan plywood perpendicular to the subflooring and leave a quarter inch gap between the cut edges and the walls. Leave 1/8 gapes between the sheets of luan and underlayment. 4. You can use adhesive with 1/8 inch to cover the area for the piece of luan underlayment. Install the luan wood with staples to the subfloor and underlayment.

What’s the easiest way to install plywood underlayment?

Plywood underlayment is easy to install. The sheets are lightweight and have perfectly uniform dimensions and edges. You can cut sheets with a circular saw, jigsaw, table saw, or handsaw, just like any wood sheet material.

What can I use as an underlayment for vinyl flooring?

Vinyl flooring manufacturers list the types of underlayment that are compatible with their product. Some manufacturers will not warranty their vinyl product if you install it over luan, especially if you’re installing vinyl tiles. Alternatives include 3/8-inch, laminated AC-grade plywood and hardboard-type panels of a similar thickness.