Weyerhaeuser says its new oriented strand board subfloor panel is designed to provide wet weather performance and superior strength and nail retention to help eliminate squeaky floors.
"The new Diamond panel has been engineered to provide unmatched durability, backed by a limited lifetime warranty," says Travis D. Perry, market development manager with Weyerhaeuser. "It's specifically manufactured to resist inclement weather, while also saving effort in the installation process with our easy-fit tongue-and-groove edge construction.”
Available to the construction market in spring 2017, Diamond features Down Pore notch-and-groove self-draining technology that channels water away from the end of the panel and away from the supporting member. As a result, standing water collected on the surface of the floor during construction drains away.
"The fully sanded face on the Diamond product ensures uniform thickness,” Perry explains. “The panel provides hassle-free installation and is protected by a 500-day no-sand guarantee.”