the general rule of thumb is maximum span is 1½ times the depth of the joist in feet so 2x6 can span about 9' but that does vary depending on the type of lumber used . i'd also up the foots to 4 per beam to drop the span there to 4'. some good information on deck construction from the american wood council can be found here.
this deck-a-floor system is so neat; it is like putting a puzzle together. first, you lay the grid pieces down. on top of the grids, you place the clip-in accessories according to the instructions. then, the deck flooring boards literally snap into place on the clip-in accessories. one by one,
complete with whatever decking you like. the same company comes to put in new carpet and then scratches the brand new refinished floors putting appliances back so same company comes back to rebuff the floors and gets polyurethane all over the brand new carpet. jeez man. the one job we give to a professional and they completely biffed it.
you may want to predrill the screw holes at the ends of the boards to prevent the wood from splitting. many deck builders overhand the decking over the frame by about 1/4'. you can use a chalk line and circular saw to trim the edges of the decking. hidden deck fasteners are also an option to create a fastener-free decking surface.
my current deck flooring is done with 2x6x10' boards, however they have degraded to the point now where they need to be replaced. i'm wondering if there are any specific pros or cons for using the same 2x6x10' boards, vs. 1x6 deck boards?
or, install 2x6 blocking between the floor joists for added stability. doing this will also allow you to run your new wood flooring in any direction desired. laminate flooring - thinner laminate type flooring can be installed over osb subfloor over the recommended foam pad . the flooring must be installed crossing the floor joists at a 90 degree angle .
backer board directly on 2x6' tongue and groove subfloor. i am replacing the carpeting in my hall with 12 ceramic tiles. it is a standard carpet with pad on top of 5/8 particle board. this is all setting on a 2x6 tongue and groove subfloor.
i am applying 5/8' tongue and groove plywood over the 2x6 deck board as a base for 68 mil vinyl covering. i know i need to align the plywood end butts solidly on the 2x6, but i am not sure of the size of the end gap, 1/8'? i am also unsure of the spacing of the deck screws that i will be using to secure the plywood to the 2x6.
the top of the 1 1/8' ply matches the top of the 2x6 t and g douglas fir floor decking of the the remainder of the house. the 2x6s rest on 4x6s 4' oc, which in turn are supported by 4x6 posts on concrete piers. i have tiled the living room, using 12x12' porcelain tile over 1/4' hardibacker screwed to the ply.
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