Over the last 10 years, moisture resistant OSB products with a water-resistant formulation (to prevent water absorption and swelling over time) have replaced several traditional OSB panels. However, these panels are more difficult for traditional subfloor adhesives to adhere to – causing adhesives to fail and leading to an increase in floor squeaks.
Following a full gamut of product testing, GP recommends DAP SMARTBOND Subfloor Construction Adhesive for use with its DryMax High-Performance OSB. DryMax OSB required an adhesive that would deliver a long-lasting bond.
A polyurethane foam adhesive, DAP SMARTBOND:
- Provides 8-times the coverage of cartridge adhesives, allowing users to do more with less
- Is up to 25 percent faster to apply than traditional cartridge construction adhesives
- Delivers a bond on plywood, OSB and moisture resistant OSB panels
- Bonds to wet, dry, frozen and treated lumber
Look for DAP SMARTBOND & Georgia-Pacific wood products at your local lumberyard.