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Advantech vs Plytanium� Sturd-I-Floor

Posted by Bibimus (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 8, 13 at 21:57

I am converting an old garage into rooms. Which would be better for a subfloor AdvanTech or Plytanium Sturd-I-Floor and why?


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RE: Advantech vs Plytanium� Sturd-I-Floor

Six of one, half dozen of the other. How is the subfloor being put down and what type of floor covering is being installed over it?


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RE: Advantech vs Plytanium� Sturd-I-Floor

The second story will be on 2X12s joists and will have a laminate floor. The floor on the slab will have 6mil plastic, sleepers and insulation. I hope to have loose lay vinyl and a rug.


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RE: Advantech vs Plytanium� Sturd-I-Floor

Either should be fine as they are engineered osb subfloor


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RE: Advantech vs Plytanium� Sturd-I-Floor

They're pretty much interchangeable. Price shop.
Casey


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RE: Advantech vs Plytanium� Sturd-I-Floor

I prefer the Plytanium because it's true plywood whereas the Advantech is OSB. I know they are functionally the same, but I just prefer the true plywood.


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RE: Advantech vs Plytanium� Sturd-I-Floor

Both are protected from incidental water exposure during construction; one is the plywood standard and one is the OSB standard. If the work will be under a roof why pay a premium for either of them?


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RE: Advantech vs Plytanium� Sturd-I-Floor

The lumber yard felt that since the work will be done in winter and spring for the difference in money ( less then $100) the extra protection of getting the material wet when building the dormer it was worth it. I agree that this work should not get wet but I worry if the dormer would take longer then expected. I thought the OSB would be cheaper then the plywood but the difference is $1 per board so it is insignificant. 2 local lumberyards disagree which is better but both agreed both are good.
Thanks for all of the responses


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