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What is Gypcrete subfloor?
Last Updated: 12th March, 2020
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Herein, what is Gypcrete used for?
Gypcrete or gypsum concrete is a popular building material used as a floor underlayment. It is commonly used in wood-frame and concrete construction for fire ratings, sound reduction, radiant heating, and floor leveling. Chemically it is made up of gypsum plaster, Portland plaster, and sand.
Beside above, can Gypcrete be a finished floor? Gypcrete is usually used as an underlayment for various floor coverings. These days stained concrete floors have become very popular and people want to stain the gypcrete and used it as a finished flooring surface. Most of the self leveling concrete products do not give good results when acid stained.
Similarly, it is asked, how thick is Gypcrete?
Minimum Thicknesses: The minimum pour thickness over wood framed floors is ¾” thick. In some cases the pour thickness can be reduced to ½” thick if reinforcement is used. Weight Considerations: Gypsum Concrete weighs approximately 6.5-7.5 lb/sf at ¾” thick and 13-15 lb/sf at 1-1/2” thick.
How is Gypcrete installed?
How to Install Gypcrete
- Install gypcrete after placing up the drywall.
- Replace any damaged boards if installing gypcrete on a wood subfloor.
- Pour 1/2 inch of gypcrete onto concrete, or 3/4 inch of gypcrete over tongue-and-groove wooden subfloor with 16-inch to 24-inch truss or beam spacings.