While wood-frame floor systems have maintained fairly consistent design standard for years, there remains a persistent issue with squeaks, pops and uneven flooring that may be the result of a combination of sub-par subflooring products or installation. This course discusses subfloor assembly components and the high-performance standards and product innovations from frame to finish that are helping change the quality feel and sound of flooring systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the behavior characteristics of high performance wood framed floor systems with superior strength and stiffness attributes.
  • Investigate the multiple components of a wood framed floor system and the ways that they all contribute to improved performance and the elimination of movement and floor squeaks.
  • Assess the functional contributions of engineered wood subflooring as it relates to structural strength, fastener retention, water resistance, and overall stiffness.
  • Design and specify wood framed floor systems that perform as intended and reduce or eliminate squeaks that are indicators of other issues.