by • May 16, 2014 • Framing & Decks, ReviewsComments (3)4506

3 Tips for Framing Strong Sub-Floors – Including SmartBond

Have you ever walked by a china cabinet and the contents rattled?  Or does your house have an annoying squeak in the floor.  In this video I’ll give you three tips for framing a sub-floor that’s beefy and won’t be a call back issue for you!

By the way, if you’ve not tried SmartBond glue yet I highly recommend you buy a few cans and give it a try on your next floor framing project.  My carpenters have really liked it, and in my tests it’s VERY strong.  

See my other post on the video test I did comparing the pull-off strength of PL400 vs SmartBond.  Fun stuff!

Matt Risinger
– Risinger Homes in Austin, TX

Risinger Homes is a custom builder and whole house remodeling contractor that specializes in Architect driven and fine craftsmanship work. We utilize an in-house carpentry staff and the latest building science research to build dramatically more efficient, healthy and durable homes.
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  • DAP

    Wow — thanks for the compliments, Matt! We’re glad you think our
    DAP SmartBond Subfloor Adhesive is a great alternative to traditional cartridge
    adhesives. (We agree.)

    We should clarify that the 8 to 1 ratio you see on
    our SmartBond canisters is based on the recommended bead size of 1/2″ SmartBond
    vs. the standard recommended 3/8″ bead size for traditional cartridges. This ratio was developed during our product testing with the NAHB. Several
    factors can affect that ratio, from the size of the bead to the amount used
    per joist. To maximize the consistency of the yield, we’ve also released our
    SmartBond Subfloor and SmartBond Landscape adhesives in gun-grade canisters,
    which allow for even more precise control of the bead size. Plus, both our
    gun-grade and our straw canisters are easy to use, create less fatigue and less
    waste than the standard cartridges — all of which adds up to savings all

    Thanks again for the excellent videos, and for doing such a great
    job of getting others excited about doing construction the right way!

  • hartzy

    Have you tried Loctite PL Premium, available at Home Depot for $6.98 (28 oz)? It also has strength exceeding the wood as I found on some stairs where I had to remove a riser that I had glued in.

    • Yes, and I like it alot. It’s more expensive overall than SmartBond as it’s a 1:1 swap with PL400 but it works great with Advantech. Best, Matt