Is AdvanTech better than OSB?

AdvanTech is specially engineered so that the layers create a “woven matrix of fibers.” This process makes the product stable throughout, which means it is less prone to squeaking. And its dense composition means nails/fasteners hold better than they do with plywood or OSB.

Is AdvanTech subfloor waterproof?

Unlike traditional commodity OSB products that can swell or delaminate, AdvanTech subflooring is engineered with a unique resin formula and process. This allows AdvanTech subflooring panels to not only stand up to snow, ice and rain without flaking or swelling, but to also maintain its strength and stiffness.

Should AdvanTech subfloor be nailed or screwed?

Any code approved subfloor fastener can be used to attach the AdvanTech subflooring to framing. Nails, screws and hybrid fasteners can be used with AdvanTech subflooring. Hybrid fasteners do no eliminate the recommendation to use subfloor adhesive.

Is AdvanTech sheathing tongue and groove?

With advanced resin technology and high wood density, AdvanTech sheathing panels stand strong on the job and for years to come. The T&G stands for Tongue and Groove and is primarily used for subfloor because of its edge-to-edge snapping.

Does AdvanTech have Formaldehyde?

AdvanTech® and ZIP System® panels are manufactured in accordance with the product standard, PS2, Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels. The adhesives used to produce AdvanTech and ZIP System panels are a combination of exterior type phenol formaldehyde (PF) and isocyanate resins.

What thickness subfloor is recommended?

The minimum thickness of plywood for subflooring is about 5/8 inch. Since it does not hold fasteners as well as plywood, OSB must be a little thicker, or at least 23/32 inch. There are several factors that determine what subfloor thickness is optimal for added benefits like insulation.

Can you lay tile over AdvanTech?

Note: Do not install ceramic tile directly to AdvanTech subfloor panels. An approved underlayment must be installed over AdvanTech subfloor panels prior to ceramic tile installation.

How long will AdvanTech last outside?

AdvanTech subflooring is an industry leader in strength and stiffness, and has a 500 Day No-Sanding Guarantee[1]. The high density engineered wood panels have advanced moisture–fighting resin technology that not only helps prevent swelling or delamination, but also contributes to strong fastener-holding power.

How thick is AdvanTech flooring?

AdvanTech sheathing panels are offered in three thicknesses (1/2″, 5/8″, 23/32″) for a wide range of conditions. All panels are available in nominal 4 by 8 foot sheets†† with square edge profiles, and a tongue and groove edge profile is also available in the 5/8″ thickness.