Posted By Jelly on 11/17/2007 10:07 AM
Chris, yes send those span tables, that would be great - I'll email you directly to remind you.
Very intriguing. So if the steel panel can span 12 feet then you've got joist and subfloor practically all-in-one, right? I guess the span tables will show me whether it will take a live load to support steel framing/bathtubs/washing machines...
How about putting a hardwood floor directly on the steel panels? And how about putting thinset and tile directly on the steel? Any issues with mounting electric radiant heat in the thinset under the tiles?
just e mailed charts to you, I would not reccommend direct floor attachment to steel skin, you will need a suitable underlayment, hardwood adhesive would not be approved for use nor would thinset adhere to steel.
If you have living area below, I would not recommend any panel be used as you will have no mechanical chases.
steel framing, tubs and appliances are dead loads
radiant heat - check wth mfg. some do not allow well insulated floors underneath.