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Huber's AdvanTech Flooring - The Strongest and Stiffest Panels

Huber Engineered Woods LLC, leading manufacturer of innovative building solutions, has affirmed AdvanTech® flooring as the strongest and stiffest panels available based on ESR-1785 (Evaluation Service Report) standards that exceed traditional PS2 performance standards used by competitors. The ESR-1785 graphic is featured on the AdvanTech® panel along with a Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) logo, an enhanced fastening guide and bilingual instructions. This distinctive branding will be unveiled on AdvanTech flooring at the 2010 International Builders’ Show (IBS).

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Huber Engineered Woods will also be demonstrating the three performance pillars of AdvanTech® by using interactive demonstrations for strength and stiffness, moisture resistance and quality. Come see the demonstrations in booth C2785 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday, Jan. 19 through Friday, Jan. 22.

“As the only subflooring with an ESR certification, builders are assured that AdvanTech is the strongest panel based on critical design values, including bending stiffness and axial compression. These two mechanical properties in addition to superior fastener holding power ensure that AdvanTech works synergistically with the joist to deliver a quiet, stiff floor system. When you combine these strength properties with the most moisture-resistant flooring in the industry, AdvanTech also offers the greatest durability, which is paramount for an enduring home. The result is faster installation of quality floors with fewer mistakes and less rework, which are especially critical for builders in this economy,” said Charlie Robinson, AdvanTech product general manager. “In addition to being a smart business decision, using AdvanTech flooring allows builders to give homeowners long-lasting floors that won’t mysteriously start to squeak or bounce a few years down the road. In fact, the combination of these builder and consumer benefits is the reason AdvanTech is the flooring being used to construct all the homes in Season Seven of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’.”

The combination of advanced resin technology and world-class manufacturer engineering makes AdvanTech® flooring and sheathing unique in the field of structural panels. This combination provides greater bending strength and stiffness, nail holding power, and superior water resistance than commodity OSB (oriented-strand board) and plywood, which helps eliminate squeaky floors, floor bounce, and floor vibration, and prevents the need to sand due to heavy moisture or rain. Every panel is guaranteed to be fully-sanded, flat, and dimensionally accurate, with a self-spacing tongue-and-groove and now an even better fastening guide that allows for easy, quick and accurate installation. AdvanTech flooring is available in 19/32-inch, 23/32-inch, 7/8-inch, 1-inch and 1 1/8-inch thicknesses, and is backed by the Huber Engineered Woods 50-year fully-transferrable warranty and 300-day no-sanding guarantee.

What Builders Say

“AdvanTech flooring is very stiff and features clear fastening guides, which allowed installation to go smoothly. In my opinion, there were no issues with cupping, delamination or swelling, and I’m confident the homeowner will enjoy quiet floors for many years,” said Jeremy Friedman of Kaloosa Builders regarding the first green-certified home in Alabama under the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Green Building Program™.

“Moisture problems, like delamination of plywood subflooring, used to be a concern, but I feel like the use of AdvanTech flooring has eliminated those hassles,” said Jim Bankes, president of Jim Bankes Inc., who built the 2008 Atlanta Magazine Dream Home.

“Initial concerns that it might take longer to install AdvanTech panels than plywood because it was heavier were quickly dismissed when the framer laid more than 100 sheets in a couple of days. I quickly discovered that the extra weight kept the panels flat and rigid making the tongue-and-grove installation easier and faster than plywood,” said Stephen Hann, president of Hann Builders, who is a former Greater Houston Builders Association Custom Builder of the Year.

All of Huber’s mills are certified by the SFI, promoting sustainable forestry practices through procurement programs and research initiatives, as well as logger and landowner outreach. In addition, each Huber plant employs state-of-the-art environmental control equipment and maintains strict control standards to ensure that the manufacturing of Huber products has a minimal impact on the environment. These factors helped Huber Engineered Woods earn the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Research Center Green Approved mark in 2009, which verifies that AdvanTech flooring is eligible to contribute points toward the certification of a building under the NAHB National Green Building Standard™.


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