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What thickness should a subfloor be?
Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, what thickness of plywood is used for subfloor?
The thickness of your plywood subfloor depends on the joist spans. The National Wood Flooring Association recommends a minimum plywood panel thickness of 7/8-inch for joist spans of 19.2 to 24 inches, and a minimum plywood panel thickness of 5/8-inch for joist spans of 16 inches or less.
what should I use for subfloor? Plywood has been a standard subfloor material since the 1950s and remains the preferred subflooring for many builders. Standard plywood can be used for subfloors, but a better material is 3/4-inch tongue-and-groove plywood subflooring.
Simply so, how thick should a floor be?
In a typical home, the entire structure between levels can be about 12 to 14 inches thick, depending on the type of joists used and the finish materials for the floor and ceiling.
Do you nail or screw subfloor?
When you use a nail gun to attach subfloor sheathing to the floor joists, the nail sometimes misses the joist. Remember, nails can pull up; screws don't. This gives us stronger floors that will not move or squeak.