Why We Use It
Reduces squeeks in floors and is more moisture resitant than plywood
Silent Floor Joists
Eliminates a major source of squeeky floors. They are manufactured to resist swelling and shrinking, and feature an efficient “I” shape that enables them to carry large loads over long spans without sagging or loosening their connection to the subflooring. The Silent Floor system also uses considerably less wood – at least 50 percent less wood fiber than regular lumber. Silent Floor joists are a high-tech combination of Microllam laminated veneer lumber (LVL) flanges made from Douglas fir or southern pine and a proprietary web material called Performance Plus .