Plywood Vs OSB Oriented Strand Board Differences
Because quality must be the first concern for you, we want to help you ensure that every part of your home is as good as it can be. This also includes hidden areas behind your walls, floor, and the roof. Many consumers are concerned when they see oriented strand board (OSB) being installed in their home. It has a benefit as it costs less and looks different from plywood.
Plywood or oriented strand boards are commonly used in today’s houses as sub floors. They can be used below the carpet and other flooring materials. Most commonly, the 3/4″ type is nailed across joists.
If manufacturer instructions are followed, proper spacing is left between the boards. Unfortunately, this does not happen as often as it should. Occasionally the builder does not leave enough space between the sheets of material. Sometimes they do not use adhesives between the floor joists and the sub-floor material. The result may be squeaking and popping floors when you walk on them. The inspector will not routinely report the squeaks and the pops on your wood floors.
Plywood Vs OSB Oriented Strand Board Differences are real differences you should be aware of as a home buyer.