Originally Posted by Bill M.
Have you soaked a piece of the Advantech in warm water for a couple of days? Still looks like OSB to me.
I have done exactly that soaking a section of Advantech floor board for over 30 days starting in warm water and then left to whatever temperature the water was in the bucket and personally saw NO change in the composition, integrity or straightness of the product. Just as strong as the day I put the board in the water.
That's is why I installed Advantech subflooring material in my new home built in 2001 and my mountain home built in 2005.
Why did I do this test in the first place?
15 years ago when I first considered using the Advantech product that's what Huber had advertised and was doing with their product to show its stability and resistance to water damage. I personally wanted to see if it was true or advertising BS since I was building a new house and wanted a better subfloor material than plywood or coated OSB.
The result of my test was their advertising was TRUE!
This is why I originally asked the question of why not use Advantech flooring in a Airstream as a better floor material replacement in the first place!
As to your statement that it "Looks Like OSB":
Yes Advantech "Looks" like OSB as it is an "Oriented Strand Board" type of engineered wood product that is thoroughly impregnated with resin unlike the regular OSB board you are probably comparing Advantech to.