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The Backbone of Your Home: San Rufo’s Superior Floor Systems

Posted on Jun 12, 2024 in Blog

At San Rufo Homes, we’re committed to more than just constructing homes—we’re dedicated to building a foundation for better living. By exclusively using high-quality materials, we ensure that every home meets exceptional standards of energy efficiency and durability. This commitment is evident in the superior structure of our homes, particularly in our floor systems and stairwell construction.

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Our Floor Systems: Engineered for Excellence

Our floors are designed to surpass standard building codes with a 40/15 loading capacity. This means they can handle additional weight from features like granite counters or tile, reducing deflection and preventing those annoying squeaks that can plague lesser-built homes. Here’s a closer look at how we achieve this:

High Loading Capacity

This high loading capacity is particularly beneficial in kitchens and bathrooms where heavy fixtures like granite countertops and tiles are common. By engineering our floors to handle more weight, we prevent issues like deflection (bending) that can compromise the structural integrity and aesthetics of your home.

Vibration Monitoring and Adjustment

We meticulously monitor floor vibrations, especially in high-traffic areas like kitchens with islands. If vibrations reach 75% or higher, we adjust joist spacing or add extra supports under the island. This proactive approach ensures a sturdy, bounce-free floor that enhances the overall comfort and durability of your living space.

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Stairwells: Built with Precision and Durability

Stairwells are critical components of a home’s structure, and at San Rufo Homes, we go the extra mile to ensure they are built to last. Here’s how we make our stairwells superior:

Use of LVL Beams

Whenever possible, we frame our stairwells with LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) beams. Unlike traditional joist-to-joist connections, LVL beams provide a stronger and more stable framework. This material choice helps to minimize the risk of floor squeaks and enhances the overall structural integrity.

Secure and Quiet Connections

By using LVL beams for hanger connections, we ensure that nails sink directly into the strong LVL material. This technique provides a more secure and quieter structure, reducing the chances of squeaky stairs and floors. Our attention to detail means you can enjoy a peaceful and comfortable home environment without the nuisance of creaky steps.

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Committed to Quality and Comfort

At San Rufo Homes, our dedication to high-quality construction materials and methods is unwavering. We believe that a well-built home is the foundation of a better life, providing you with a space that is not only beautiful and functional but also resilient and sustainable. Here are some key aspects of our commitment:

High-Quality Materials

We use only the best materials to ensure the durability and longevity of your home. From premium wood and stone to advanced insulation and energy-efficient windows, every element of our homes is chosen for its quality and performance.

Energy Efficiency – Certified BUILT GREEN® Builder

Our homes are designed to meet exceptional standards of energy efficiency. This means lower energy bills for you and a smaller carbon footprint for the planet. We incorporate the latest technologies and best practices in insulation, HVAC systems, and window glazing to create homes that are both comfortable and environmentally friendly.

Attention to Detail

From floor systems to stairwells, every aspect of your home is meticulously planned and executed. Our attention to detail ensures maximum comfort, minimal maintenance, and long-lasting durability. We understand that the little things matter, and we strive to get them right in every home we build.

The San Rufo Difference

Choosing San Rufo Homes to build your home means choosing a home that is built to last. Our superior construction techniques ensure that your home will stand the test of time, providing a safe, comfortable, and beautiful environment for you and your family. Here’s what sets us apart:

Innovative Engineering: Our floor systems and stairwells are designed to exceed standard building codes and provide exceptional performance.

Sustainable Practices: We are committed to building BUILT GREEN® energy-efficient homes that reduce environmental impact and save you money.

Customer Satisfaction: Your comfort and peace of mind are our top priorities. We go above and beyond to ensure that every detail of your home is perfect.

We invite you to experience the difference that comes from a commitment to quality and a passion for building homes that truly enhance your lifestyle. Contact us today to learn more about our superior home construction and how we can help you build the foundation for a better life.

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1. What makes your floor systems superior to standard construction?

Our floor systems exceed standard building codes with a 40/15 loading capacity, allowing them to support additional weight from features like granite counters and tile. We also monitor and adjust for floor vibrations to ensure a sturdy, bounce-free floor.

2. How do you ensure your stairwells are durable and squeak-free?

We use LVL beams for stairwell framing whenever possible, avoiding joist-to-joist connections that can lead to increased floor squeaks. This method provides a more secure and quieter structure.

3. What materials do you use in your home construction?

We exclusively use high-quality materials to ensure the durability, energy efficiency, and longevity of our homes.

4. How do you maintain energy efficiency in your homes?

Our homes are designed to meet exceptional standards of energy efficiency, which helps save money on energy bills and reduces the environmental footprint. We are a BUILT GREEN® Certified Builder.

5. Why is attention to detail important in home construction?

Attention to detail ensures that every aspect of your home is meticulously planned and executed, providing maximum comfort, minimal maintenance, and long-lasting durability.

Discover More About Our Superior Construction

Want to learn more about how we build homes that stand the test of time? Visit our website for more information on our superior construction techniques and commitment to quality.