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Plywood Floors – Popular Flooring Options

Plywood floors are becoming popular. Wood is a popular flooring option in many homes. What make it popular is its beauty and durability. Furthermore, wood also provides a wide variety of flooring options. It is available from true hardwoods to manufactured wood laminates. If you want to install plywood flooring you may want to consider creating your own.  It can save as much as half of the typical materials cost. Let’s take a look at how you can do it yourself.

Before begin a project to make plywood floors you need to gather your tools and materials. They are a tape measure, table saw, dado blade, flooring adhesive, and some odds and ends. Most all of those tools are common household items that you will easily find in any local store. After that follow these instructions one by one carefully.

First, you need to purchase enough ¾-inch plywood to cover the area. Factor in an additional 10 percent to allow for waste and a 1/2 –inch overlap between tiles. Then, use a table saw and dado blade to cut the plywood into 11 7/8-inch squares to create 32 tiles per 4-by-8-foot sheet. After that, cut the squares of plywood on the dado blade along two adjoining sides on the bottom. Next, cut the two remaining sides of each square on the top side. Ensure that the squares are overlap along the edges in order to create a solid surface.

The next thing you should do is prepare the floor surface.  Remove any carpeting, staples, padding, etc.  Make sure your flooring surface is clean, smooth, and level.  Now you can lay the tiles you cut to create an attractive plywood floor. Finally, apply a coat of stain and allow it dry before allowing traffic.

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