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Old 12-06-2011, 06:13 AM   #1
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Cutting Dricore Subfloor Panels -- Dimensions


Not sure how many Dricore users are on this forum but ...

I finally decided to use Dricore (or Subflor) chipboard tongue & groove panels for my basement remodeling.

The instructions say to stagger the seams by starting with a whole panel in the corner for the first row, then a half panel followed by whole panels for the next row, then starting with a whole panel for the third row etc.

Does it matter if I cut the panels to stagger the seams at other than 50/50% split, for example starting with a whole (2x2 foot) panel for the first row, starting with a 17 inch panel for the second row, a 9 inch panel for the third row and so on. This way I end up with less wasted material since the last panel on each and every row will be an odd width and I could use the leftover piece from the last panel position on one row to start off the next row.

I do realize that cutting the panels to odd widths will result in cutting through as opposed to between the embossed plastic "feet" on the bottom.

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Old 12-06-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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You should be asking DriCore these questions for the real ansewer.

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Optimum strength in the panel installation will be realized by splitting the cut pieces in the center as directed. To re-invent the wheel you should have the blessing of the Dri-Core maker.
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