While we love our hardwood floors and LVP floors, we know that not every DIYer has the budget, and, if we’re keeping it real, not every project is worth the splurge for higher end flooring.

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DIY Plywood Flooring FAQs

Since this is a popular idea that we haven’t personally tried, we reached out to some fellow DIYers about their experiences with their DIY plywood flooring installation and durability.

Pine plywood is typically the cheapest, but it’s also a softer wood that can show more dents and dings over time. 

What type of plywood is good for floors?

Which thickness plywood should I use for flooring?

Most DIYers use 1/2″ plywood or 15/32″ for their floors. A thinner 3/8″ plywood also works, and there is one below that uses 1/4″ plywood in a specific circumstance.

Painted and Stenciled Plywood Floor

Brooke installed her plank plywood floor in a back room that functions as a sort of mudroom for her 3 large dogs.

Rustic Multicolor Plank Plywood Flooring

Leen recently (early 2017) installed plywood floor in the bonus room above her garage, which serves are her art studio.

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