And since this place will be a frill in my economic scheme of things, I'm greatly interested in keeping the cost as low as possible.
For subflooring, which may end up being the only flooring in it (no overlayment on top), I'm considering 3/4" T&G OSB rather than 3/4" T&G CDX plywood. That would save about five bucks a sheet.
From experiences with cabinets, I've never liked any kind of particle board, which I assume OSB is. Regular particle board is extremely heavy and has a tendency to blow up like a marshmallow if it gets wet, then crumble and fall apart.
We don't have a lot of dampness or humidity here in Eastern Oklahoma, so I'm thinking that might not be a problem.
Am I right? And is the glue that holds that stuff together waterproof?
Actually, the surfaces of the OSB are a lot smoother than those of CDX -- another plus.
I'll probably just cover it all with vinyl roll goods, with ceramic tile in a few areas.
If you've had any experience with OSB, I'd like to know how suitable you think it would be for my plans and any other issues that come to mind -- such as durability and logevity.