I am at the point now where I need to glass in my new floor. I have read many posts on these boards and the consensus is that OSB sucks.
I was at Home depot yesterday to check plywood availability and noticed something that I have not heard mentioned before. The OSB for a given thickness was much stiffer (more resistant to bending) than its plywood counterpart.
The OSB in general was also much flatter than any of the plywood that was being sold.
From what I have read online the glues now used in OSB are the same as exterior or marine plywood. Many of the moisture related issues have also been solved.
BTW- my plan for the floor will have 6 oz glass cloth epoxied to both sides of the floor so water intrusion is not that much of an issue.
I have always wondered why Scamp
chose to use OSB. I wonder if it was the stiffness of the product.
So, what do you think. Is OSB the great evil???