What Are Engineered Wood Floor Joists?


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Engineered wood floor joists are designed to provide additional strength, flexibility and durability as opposed to traditional wood products. Comprised of composite wood materials, strengthening adhesive and laminating agents, engineered wood products are the industry standard for floor, ceiling and roof joists.

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Often referred to as I-joists or laminated floor joists, engineered floor joists provide dampened noise from squeaky floorboards and greater structural integrity. The additional strength of engineered wood floor joists and other engineered wood beams allows them to span greater distances than traditional wood products. Most engineered floor joist products also come with the option for traditional lumber components.

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