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Interior Projects

If you're ready to tear down the walls and put up some new ones, interior remodeling projects allow you to enlarge living space and create future value for your home. The expansion of your home can lead to spacious and beautiful interiors. A new master bedroom or exciting gaming room are just two popular choices that people make when choosing a renovation project. There are also several ways to create unique cabinets, countertops, and flooring. An essential part to redecorating and rebuilding is understanding the materials, tools and steps required for starting and completing major renovation projects inside your home. Without knowing where to begin, your interiors may suffer visually in the end. You can also figure out ways to really utilize your current interior space, allowing you to spend less time in cleanup.

Every room in your home can benefit from an indoor remodel. There are so many different house plans to help you create the perfect space. You may simply want a more contemporary look or you want to change completely to a Victorian or art deco style home. You can get a lot of help designing these styles with a professional architect. From major all over projects to individual projects, you can create a much more welcoming and unique home by changing your interior.

Whether you want to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or living room areas, the type of changes that you may can even include new and exciting ideas, such as lava stone, faux eco-light skylights, and tankless water heaters. While some of these ideas pertain directly to building an energy conscious, you can create some aesthetically pleasing interior designs with the newest technology in remodeling.

You can change your home drastically without knocking down any walls or taking a jackhammer to the floors. You can create welcoming areas to any room without rearranging the floor plan either. By changing the paint, adding wall décor, and changing subtle details, you can really create more livable space.

Flooring Subfloors


Although most people do not realize it, a floor cannot exist without a subfloor. The subfloor carries all of the strength and the weight of the flooring system and allows for you to be able to safely walk across any area of the room. Subfloor is also important to how your flooring is able to be kept level. As the floor system supports the interior walls, roof, furniture, flooring, and many other elements, it must be sturdy. A weak foundation can cause severe problems for a home. There are four different types of subfloor which are commonly found in homes; these include concrete slab, oriented strand board subfloor, plank subfloor, and plywood.

Considerations

The top choice for subfloor is plywood. For over 30 years, people have been using these thin sheets of wood as subfloors in all types of homes. The plywood supplies a tongue and groove base that you can use for any subfloor material. Plywood is made from thin sheets of veneer that are then cross-laminated and glued together to form sheets that measure 4 by 8 feet. Because plywood can interlock, it provides a secure base for any finished flooring product. A thick bead of subfloor caulking with plywood can prevent any squeaking.

Plank subfloor is built with a 3/4 by 4/8-inch thick wide yellow pine board. Installation will nail the boards to the floor joists. Older homes consistently used this type of subflooring, which is why it can sometimes loosen over time, the boards expanding and contracting. You must secure the planks down again if this happens, using 2-1/2-inch screws prior to installing any new floors. The loose boards can effectively cause a hazard or make your new flooring unstable.

Oriented strand board sub floor is created when hundreds of wood chips are gathered and then glued together to provide a firm cushion base. An installation would consist of nailing the OSB sheets to the floor joists. Then a 3/4 inch thick solid wood floor on top of the OSB subfloor would be installed. This is standard practice among most professional installers.

Basements and warehouses generally don’t need to have a floor on top of the subfloor. Concrete sub floors consist of 4 to 6 inch thick 3,500 to 5,550 lb strength concrete pour. Water that is used while mixed in with newly poured slabs can also take up to three months or more to dry out. Moisture testing helps to ensure whether or not the concrete slab will be able to dry.

Costs

In most cases, it is fairly expensive to have your subfloor replaced or repaired because of the amount of work and time that goes into the process.

Conclusion

Having a sturdy subfloor is essential for any house. If you suspect that there may be a problem with your subfloor, you should try to have it repaired immediately. If you would like to learn more about subfloor options, then you may want to check out some of the available resources and topics that are presented here on the site for more information.