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Old 03-26-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Installing a fiber (vinyl) floor over OSB - Anything I need to do different?


The floor is plank subfloor, with 3/4" OSB on top. I plan on laying a vinyl sheet over the OSB, but was wondering if I should add some short of waterproof layer on top of the OSB.

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Still going to need an underlaymant. With out it ever gap, nail will show through and the flooring will not stay stuck down.
1/4 underlayment rated plywood will work.
Not louon!!!
It gets layed so the seams do not line up with the seams below, no glue, no spacing between the sheets.
I use a pneumatic narrow crown staple gun to install it set on touch and go.
Only takes about 1 min. to install per sheet. It needs to be fastened every 4" on the edges and 6 to 8 in the field.
Any flaws or gaps need to be filled or there going to show through the sheet flooring.

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Gee, another layer of wood?

I couldn't go over the seems with some sort of caulking?
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I saw that at HD tonight and it seems good for wet areas.
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Do you like the look of the texture of the OSB? Because after about a year or two your going to be seeing that pattern in your vinyl......

BTW....any display you see at HD is just that....a display....people are not walking on it every day.
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I saw that at HD tonight and it seems good for wet areas.
It won't ruin it if it gets wet, however mold will grow if it gets water under it.

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