Is 18mm chipboard OK for flooring?
Also know, how thick should chipboard flooring be?
Although chipboard floor boards are available in 18mm and 22mm thicknesses you will almost certainly need 22mm thick for any normal modern flooring application. Boards are 600mm wide and 2400mm long, meaning they are fairly easy to manage plus quick and easy to lay.
Beside above, is plywood better than chipboard for flooring? Not surprisingly, chipboard is a cheaper product than plywood largely because it's a wood product that can be made effectively from what is pretty much wood waste products. Plywood on the other hand is made from full sized sheets of very fine wood, making it a more expensive product to manufacture.
One may also ask, should you glue chipboard flooring?
Connecting chipboard flooring If working with tongue and groove chipboard flooring panels, it is recommended to use adhesive to secure the chipboards. Firstly, apply a continuous bead of adhesive to the joists and noggins on which the chipboard panels will be laid.
Does chipboard flooring expand?
Leave an Expansion Gap Even acclimated chipboard may still swell or contract slightly due to changes in the temperature and humidity in the air after it is installed. This is normal and occurs with nearly every subfloor, including plywood.