Business / Construction / Subfloor: The framing components of a floor to include the sill plate, floor joists, and deck sheeting over which a finish floor is to be laid.


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Business / Construction / Underlayment: A ΒΌ' material placed over the subfloor plywood sheeting and under finish coverings, such as vinyl flooring, to provide a smooth, even surface. Also a secondary roofing layer that is waterproof or wat MORE

Bottom Plate

Business / Construction / Bottom Plate: The '2 by 4's or 6's' that lay on the subfloor upon which the vertical studs are installed. Also called the 'sole plate'. MORE

Sound Attenuation

Business / Construction / Sound Attenuation: Sound proofing a wall or subfloor, generally with fiberglass insulation. MORE

T and G, Tongue And Groove

Business / Construction / T and G, Tongue And Groove: A joint made by a tongue (a rib on one edge of a board) that fits into a corresponding groove in the edge of another board to make a tight flush joint. Typically, the subfloor plywood is T & G. MORE