The bare minimum would be 3 8 and even that is difficult to work with.
1 4 plywood for high traffic flooring after several years.
Should be the same with plywood stain or paint first let dry well 1 2 days then coat twice a day for 2 4 days 2 coats maximum a day so it will dry fully and not fog up recoat traffic areas 1 2 x if needed in 5 years.
At home high traffic areas include foyers entryways and main hallways.
1 4 plywood simply isn t stable enough to support a tile installation.
The reason i used 1 1 2 nails was because our subfloor was 3 4 thick and the plywood planks were 1 2 thick.
This pattern results in added strength and stability that resists shrinkage and expansion.
How to protect plywood from water damage.
For 7 8 inch panels joists can be up to 32 inches on center and for 1 3 32 and 1 1 8 inch thick panels the joists can be spaced 48 inches on center.
1 we chose plywood floors because of cost.
These thin layers also called plies are glued together in alternating perpendicular directions to create a cross graining pattern.
Plywood is one of the most commonly used construction materials in the residential and commercial areas.
Options range from 6 15mm and where the floor sees a lot of feet you ll do better with 12mm or 15mm laminate flooring.
She originally shared the tutorial with us here on remodelaholic and we get a lot of questions about her floors so here is her update.
2 nails would have been fine too but anything bigger or smaller wouldn t have been too good.
If they re trying to save height they should use a tile membrane.
In our situation we laid the subfloor parallel to the joists which creates a weaker subfloor.
Using 1 4 plywood instead of 1 4 cement board under tile makes no sense to me.
Shannon installed her plank look plywood flooring in her bonus room above the garage over 6 years ago at the end of 2010 using 6 inch planks of 15 32 plywood.
Plywood is a popular choice for residential and light duty construction and is made from thin sheets of veneer that have been peeled from debarked wood.
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.
However we are laying 3 8 plywood on top of this osb and 3 4 hardwoods on top of that for a very high strength floor.
If you choose laminate for high traffic areas look for a product with a thick wear layer of melamine resin.
If your plywood subfloor is too thin it might not cope with the load and it might creak or squeak when you walk on it.