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  • 1
    Attachment of Non-Load Bearing Walls to AdvanTech® Subflooring

    Foot traffic near interior walls can sometimes cause incremental movements resulting in noises from fasteners rubbing against the AdvanTech floor panel edges. To address this potential source of noise, the sole plate should be securely fastened to the floor joist system as shown below.


  • 2
    Expansion Joints in Large Buidings

    The normal recommendations for spacing Huber Engineered Wood panels are 1/8” at panel ends and edges. These spacing recommendations will accommodate most building situations. However, when the building exceeds 80 feet in length, the cumulative expansion of adjacent panels may bow joists, rim boards, and push end walls out of line. To address this...


  • 3
    Exporting AdvanTech® Panels

    Many countries have regulations for solid wood packing material (SWPM) imported from the United States. According to these regulations, all SWPM, bracing and dunnage made from coniferous trees need to be heat-treated and certified in order to prevent further introduction of the pinewood nematode as well as other wood destroying organisms.


  • 4
    LEED and Green Building

    Green building programs are helping to increase the efficiency with which buildings use resources in regards to energy, water, and materials.


  • 5
    Performance Category Explained

    This Technical Tip explains what Performance Categories are according to PS2-10 and how they relate to panel thickness


  • 6
    What Makes AdvanTech Better?

    Find out what distinguishes AdvanTech from the competition.


  • 7
    Installing AdvanTech® Subflooring Over a Concrete Slab

    There are two methods used to attach AdvanTech® panels to concrete slabs. Both methods require the preparation of the slab.


  • 8
    Installing Spray-In Foam Insulation with AdvanTech®

    There are two types of spray-in insulation, Closed Cell Foam (Rigid) and Open Cell (Semi-Flexible) Foam Insulations. Both these products come in a variety of derivatives such as soy, polyurethane, polyisocyanurate, icynene, etc. These types of products are suitable for use with AdvanTech® flooring and sheathing.


  • 9
    Proper Spacing of AdvanTech®

    AdvanTech® flooring and sheathing is a dimensionally stable engineered panel product. However, like other wood products, AdvanTech flooring and sheathing may expand and shrink with changes in moisture conditions. If panels are installed without expansion gaps, buckling and/or edge ridging may occur.


  • 10
    Installing 2-Layer AdvanTech® Flooring

    AdvanTech® may be installed in 2-layers if the first layer is installed like a subfloor and the second layer is installed like an underlayment. The following steps outline the installation process for a multi-layer assembly using AdvanTech.


  • 11
    Installing AdvanTech over Metal Framing

    There are two types of fasteners that are recommended when attaching AdvanTech panels to light gage metal framing: screws and pins. This document discusses the proper fasteners and installation steps for attaching AdvanTech subfloor panels over light gage metal framing.


  • 12
    AdvanTech Nail Withdrawal vs. Plywood and OSB

    Allowable design withdrawal values for AdvanTech can be calculated in accordance with chapter 11 in the National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction. This tecnical tip discusses how to calulate these values based on fasteners and panel thickness.


  • 13
    TT - Ceramic Tile 24 in oc over AdvanTech subfloor

    AdvanTech flooring is an acceptable substrate for ceramic tile. The following steps outline the construction sequence for the AdvanTech flooring and ceramic tile with supports at 24” oc per the Tile Council of America Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation.


  • 14
    TT - Ceramic Tile 16 in o.c. over AdvanTech® subfloor

    AdvanTech® is an excellent substrate for a variety of floor coverings including ceramic tile. The following steps outline the construction sequence for ceramic tile installation over AdvanTech flooring. Refer to The Tile Council of America Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation for specific tile installation information.


  • 15
    Installing Engineered Wood Flooring on AdvanTech®

    AdvanTech flooring is an excellent substrate for a variety of floor coverings including engineered wood flooring (EWF). The following steps outline the construction sequence for floating, adhered, and mechanically fastened engineered wood flooring installation over AdvanTech flooring. 


  • 16
    Gypsum Concrete over AdvanTech®

    AdvanTech® flooring is an excellent substrate for gypsum concrete underlayment. The following steps outline the construction sequence for the AdvanTech flooring.


  • 17
    Installing Hardwood Flooring on AdvanTech®

    AdvanTech flooring is an excellent substrate for a variety of floor coverings including hardwood flooring. The following steps outline the construction sequence for hardwood flooring installation over AdvanTech flooring.


  • 18
    Installing Vinyl, VCT, LVP and Commercial Carpet on AdvanTech®

    AdvanTech flooring is an excellent substrate for a variety of floor coverings including vinyl, vinyl composite tiles (VCT) and commercial carpeting. The following steps outline the construction sequence for finish flooring installation over AdvanTech flooring. Commercial carpeting is defined as direct glue down application of commercial carpeting over the subfloor with no carpet pad.


  • 19
    Lightweight Concrete over AdvanTech®

    AdvanTech® flooring is an excellent substrate for lightweight concrete. The following steps outline the construction sequence for the AdvanTech flooring.


  • 20
    Radiant Heat Installed with AdvanTech®

    AdvanTech® Flooring is a compatible structural floor panel when used with a radiant floor heating system. The following steps outline the construction sequence for the AdvanTech/radiant heat flooring assembly. The radiant heating system temperature (typically ranging from 120°F to 135°F) does not affect the performance of AdvanTech Flooring panels.


  • 21
    Self-Leveling Compound with AdvanTech®

    Self-leveling compound can be applied over concrete, plywood, and oriented strand board (OSB) and is an approved application over AdvanTech® subflooring. The following steps outline the application method for AdvanTech.


  • 22
    AdvanTech’s Advantage with Gypsum Underlayment

  • 23
    AdvanTech® Subflooring Product Data Sheet

    The following product data sheet and submittal form provides a description of AdvanTech Subflooring; which includes its applications, advantages, limitations and technical characteristics.


  • 24
    Understanding Low Emissions and Formaldehyde

    AdvanTech® and ZIP System® panels are manufactured in accordance with the product standard, PS2, Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels. Products manufactured by Huber Engineered Woods do NOT contain any urea formaldehyde.