Flooring and Sheathing
Huber Blue OSB flooring and sheathing panels are utilized extensively across residential construction as strong, high-quality flooring and sheathing panels that provide excellent weatherability. Huber Blue, backed by a comprehensive 25-year limited warranty, is available for roof and wall sheathing uses and for sub-flooring in two layer systems. The easy-to-install product is able to be used with the same spans and thickness as plywood building applications.
Huber Blue panels are manufactured to the PS-2 Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels. The manufacturing process combines precisely cut wood strands that are mixed with durable resin binders and oriented in a four-layer process in which two core layers are oriented perpendicular to two surface layers. The Huber Blue panel is then cured under intense heat and pressure to form an irreversible bond between the strands for unbeatable performance.
Composition and Certification
- The resin technology system developed by Huber has been tested by the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where findings for formaldehyde emissions from panels bonded with phenolic resin were nonexistent or negligible.
- Wood panel products bonded with phenolic adhesives have been exempted from all formaldehyde testing requirements by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- Huber Blue flooring and sheathing are manufactured in conformance with PS-2, Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels.
- Huber has implemented the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program throughout all of its wood procurement operations. It incorporates company-wide procedures and policies to meet or exceed SFI measures for wood procurement and timber harvesting activities.