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Piper 02-22-2021 12:35 PM

Floor questions
Iím a little lost on how I should prep my wood for installation. Iím going to pick up this wood to lay down on top of my insulation

Itís untreated, am I supposed to use a wood sealant on it to protect the wood? If so, do I seal both sides? Or is this unnecessary and I can just screw the wood down? Any help is appreciated, Iím clueless

Danjo 02-22-2021 12:47 PM

I wouldn’t spend the time or money to seal the subfloor.

Drew Bru 02-22-2021 01:13 PM

I'd just screw it down untreated, but in the grand scheme it wouldn't cost much to put a coat of Drylok on it just in case there's a water leak. If it was OSB I'd definitely recommend sealing it but plywood should be good to go.

Danjo 02-22-2021 04:06 PM

You could seal the joints in case of spilled water.

musigenesis 02-22-2021 05:57 PM

I think you can put it in as is with no worries. Since it will be sitting on top of your insulation, it shouldn't get soaked even in the case of body leaks or the occasional spilling of something inside. Generally, plywood can get wet and dry out and be pretty much OK (which is not true for OSB).

The plywood that comes in buses from the factory gets badly rotted because it gets soaked for long periods of time.

Piper 02-22-2021 06:18 PM

Thank you so much for the help!

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