Oriented strand board (OSB), also known as sterling board, sterling OSB, flakeboard, aspenite, and smartply in British English, is a type of engineered lumber similar to particle board formed by adding adhesives and then compressing layers of wood strands (flakes) in specific orientations.
Ориентированно-стружечная плита (ОСП, англ. oriented strand board, OSB) — представляет собой многослойный (3-4 и более слоев) лист, состоящий из древесной стружки (тонких щепок), склеенной различными смолами с добавлением синтетического воска и борной кислоты.
OSB stands for oriented strand board, which means that layers of chipped-up wood are laid perpendicular to each other, increasing structural stability.
While OSB (Oriented Strand Board) is generally cheaper than plywood, it is heavier and not as stiff as plywood and can result in soft squeaky floors under weight.
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Plywood long ago lost its market leadership to oriented strand board (OSB), which is now the most-used sheathing and subflooring material.
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Reader Question: What is the difference between plywood and oriented strand board (OSB)? What are the appropriate uses for each?