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Old 11-03-2005, 08:59 AM   #1
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What about "ADVANTEC"

One of the replacements for 3/4 plywood is ADVANTED - a 3/4 t&g that is "marketed" as better than plywood and the old OSB. How will this work for Tile? Is it better than plywood? Using it, would I still use a second layer of plywood?

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Advantec is EDIT: not plywood, ksquare EDIT as you clearly know. It's apparently great for flooring (given that's what it's designed for). Do you have another thread going somewhere? You should keep all your posts about your project in one thread -- it's hard to say whether Advantec alone will be enough for your subfloor. We need the history of the project -- tile type, joist span/size/spacing, all that. If you have another thread, one of the moderators can merge this one with that...

But Advantec's good not plywood.

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advantec used as the 2nd layer is fine.
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:07 PM   #4
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Advantec is not plywood, it is a high end OSB. Treat it like your typical single floor plywood system. According to the specs it outperforms plywood of the same thickness.
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There goes my digital mouth, running ahead of my brain -- thanks for the correction Scott. I coulda swore it was plywood.
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Old 11-03-2005, 02:38 PM   #6
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Thank you for the insight gentlemen. This 3/4" Advantec is going in as the floor in this home re-model. Most posts here refer to plywood and I wanted to be sure I would not run into problems putting tile over Advantec. It worried me as this stuff looks like OSB - I guess it is OSB but far superior to the old OSB that used to "sherd". Once it is in, I will have 4 rooms to tile. I used the Deflecto tool as the source of knowledge for conversations with the architec to get the correct joist structure, and "L" ratings well over 360.

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