DIY Maven

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Comments - Inspiration: Plywood Floors (How-to Included)

Dan on May 12, 2015:

What thickness of plywood and how are they connected to stay connected and flat .... and what if on a concrete floor? thanks


Dan on May 12, 2015:

Where in the world is the 'how to'? :) thanks

please be a bit specific ...


Ruby on Mar 20, 2015:

how would you clean this? Is it doable in the kitchen and bathroom as well?


Karen on Feb 07, 2014:

Where is the tutorial on this whitewashed floor at the top?


BreAnna on Jul 22, 2013:

How would you go about installing on stairs?


Jen on Mar 06, 2013:

Excellent photos, thank you! Love the shiny version. FYI, here is another post from a small architecutre firm about plywood floors which includes a how to installation: http://parallellinesstudio.com/sketchbook/2012/11/8/13-ply.html


Raspberry on Feb 19, 2013:

This is an excellent idea since we were putting ply wood down first, we had tiles our kitchen and bath so the floor was higher than we had anticipated.


Raspberry on Feb 19, 2013:

We tiled the kitchen and the bathroom, so the floor is higher, and we were going to put down laminated floor, but had to raise the floor by first putting plywood, I may try this first.  It may be the perfect solution.


 


DIY Maven on Jan 23, 2013:

Diannah, see my comment below to Anonymous.


Diannah on Jan 22, 2013:

Hello I love this floor I want to apply over a concrete slab, would you please advise on what is the best way to do this.


Thank you


 


mw on Oct 22, 2012:

Can I install plywood over old laminate flooring (using the laminate as the subflooring)? I really do not want to demolishing the floor.


me! on Sep 30, 2012:

As for expanding and contracting I would leave the typical space for any wood floor up against each wall (1/4" I think). See instructions on hardwood floor installation. Also, plywood should be more diamentionally stable against expansion and contraction, but it doesn't hurt to be careful.


Sarah on Sep 29, 2012:

I am opening a hair salon, has anyone used this in a high traffic business? I love the look but don't want it to wear out too fast


Sarah on Sep 29, 2012:

I am opening a hair salon, has anyone used this in a high traffic business? I love the look but don't want it to wear out too fast


Sarah on Sep 29, 2012:

I am opening a hair salon, has anyone used this in a high traffic business? I love the look but don't want it to wear out too fast


Gaey on Aug 28, 2012:

Site says How to Included, but I see no such information.  Please send me the information on how to set this floor on cement


Bart mackey on Jul 11, 2012:

I did this in 1990 in design school ( first home and budget) but also cut in a few walk-off tiles at exterior entryway Also stainless steel screws....lined in a grid. Just make sure to quarter turn the sheets and as everyone said, standard floor poly. Save money and buy finished one side ply.


Cathy on Jul 11, 2012:

How do you put it on concrete floor?  If anyone has an ideal please share..thank you!


Julie on Apr 28, 2012:

How does it wear?  In a house with teens and dogs would a plywood floor hold up?  And would it still look ok if it is a bit distressed?


Julie on Apr 28, 2012:

How does it wear?  In a house with teens and dogs would a plywood floor hold up?  And would it still look ok if it is a bit distressed?


Tracy on Mar 03, 2012:

Thank you! I'll show my husband what you replied and hopefully he'll know what your talking about:)


Thanks again,


Tracy


DIY Maven on Mar 03, 2012:

@Anon--I'd probably use 1" x 2" or 2" x 2" strapping/sleepers screwed to the floor, spaced every 16" or 24". (I'd nail the plywood to the sleepers.) Then I'd put ridgid foam between all those sleepers and probably put plasic sheeting over the top of the sleepers & foam as a vapor barrier. To be on the safe side, I'd check my local building codes. 


Anonymous on Mar 02, 2012:

How would you secure the plywood to a cement floor and make it look good?


Jay on Apr 26, 2011:

Oh- So sorry! I see it now. 


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