6 best OSB boards

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

OSB boards are made from flat slivers to be joined. various resins, synthetic wax and boric acid. The material consists of 3-4 layers, pressed by pressure during heating raw materials. To increase the strength of the panels, the layers are arranged alternating longitudinally and transversely. Due to large flat fractions sheets look less attractive than MDF, but cost less. we prepared a rating of the best OSB boards, which will show explicit advantages and features of popular products. To compose TOP-6 our experts analyzed the characteristics of the panels and customer reviews, so the information will help narrow your search and immediately purchase the best product.

Rating of the best OSB boards

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best OSB boards 1 Kronospan OSB-3 12202440mm 9mm 483 r
2 Isoplat spike groove on 4 sides 1800x600x50 mm 1 499 rub.
3 Glunz 1250x2500x22mm 2 450 rub.
4 Kronospan 1220x2440x15 mm 931 rub
5 OSB-3 Kalevala 2500x1250x9 mm 527 rub
6 Ultralam 1250x2500x12 mm 747 rub

Kronospan OSB-3 12202440mm 9mm

Rating: 5.0

Kronospan OSB-3 12202440mm 9mm

The first place in the ranking is occupied by the OSB plate, produced in Russia, but licensed by a European manufacturer. The panel is designed for low-rise construction and has a standard height of 2.44 m, floor to ceiling fill in most homes. By environmental class, the product belongs to E1 and is completely safe for children’s rooms. OSB panel is stable in size and uniform color. Masters in reviews praise the goods for their smooth and rough sides, making it easy to pull the material along surface (less resistance) and safe to walk on top (for example, on the roof, which subsequently needs to be beaten with roofing material or tiled). The vapor permeable structure of the plate provides moisture removal from the room.

We rated the OSB from this manufacturer as a rating due to the application of Canadian technology in the manufacture. It provides high strength splice connection and gives a grayish color wood. If OSB is treated with clear varnish, then it will receive decent appearance and can serve as decorative wall decoration premises without additional materials.

Advantages

  • homogeneous structure of the ends;
  • belongs to the 3rd class, suitable for increased humidity;
  • one of the sides is rough, which increases the safety during installation on the roof;
  • attractive price;
  • vapor permeability.

disadvantages

  • suitable only for non-loaded structures;
  • when covering the roof, a frequent crate with a step of 30 will be required cm;
  • low rigidity due to thin section.

Isoplat spike groove on 4 sides 1800x600x50 mm

Rating: 4.9

Isoplat spike groove on 4 sides 1800x600x50 mm

In second place is a slightly smaller plate. sizes than the leader, but with a thicker section of 5 cm. OSB is capable of serve as a supporting structure and requires minor partition walls with a pitch of 55 cm. The density of the material is 230 kg / m³. Builders in reviews praise product for sound absorption 22-54 dB. Good OSB plate prevents and heat transfer thanks a thermal conductivity of 0.049 W / mK, which equates to glass wool. The porous structure of the OSB allows you to participate building structures in humidity control. One plate You can close the area of ​​1.08 m², which simplifies the calculation for purchases.

Our experts included the OSB in the rating as the best fastening. Due to the presence of spikes and grooves on each side, panels are easy to connect without the formation of “bridges” cold. “This increases the heat and sound insulation characteristics. Thanks to a thickness of 5 cm, the OSB is universal for construction. any part of the house: flat and sloping roofs, exterior walls under plaster, floor, floor over concrete screeds.

Advantages

  • prevents the formation of condensate;
  • prevents the appearance of “cold bridges”;
  • maintains coolness in summer and warm in winter;
  • does not cause allergic reactions.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • cropping is inevitable, depriving one of the sides of the connective item;
  • each slab weighs 12 kg – harder to get onto the roof or second floor.

Glunz 1250x2500x22mm

Rating: 4.8

Glunz 1250x2500x22mm

The third place in the ranking of the best was taken by a stove from German manufacturer Glunz. OSB is available with dimensions of 1.25×2.5 m and cross-section 2.2 cm. Can be installed as a carrier floor or ceiling slab. By emission class, it belongs to E1 and is fully safe for residents. If you buy in bulk for large-scale construction, then provided pallets containing 44 pcs. Cuts OSB plate with a saw blade on a grinder, manual circular and even jigsaw. If the fastening of sheets to the walls is carried out at the stage subfloor, then slabs, 2.5 m high, just stand between ceiling and floor. But users in the reviews warn that when installation of panels on the walls with the floor laid, will have to be cut end 1-2 cm.

According to our experts, OSB has earned a place in the ranking of the best due to increased moisture resistance. The structure of the sheet includes wood paraffin impregnated wood chips, which improves resistance water absorption and swelling. This is the best option for finishing ceiling or walls of the bathroom and kitchen of a private house.

Advantages

  • German quality;
  • one sheet covers immediately 3 m² of area;
  • suitable for supporting structures;
  • no harmful additives.

disadvantages

  • most often sold in bulk from 20 sheets;
  • high price;
  • there are large chips in the outer structure, spoiling the view.

Kronospan 1220x2440x15 mm

Rating: 4.7

Kronospan 1220x2440x15 mm

In fourth place in our rating, goods from Latvian brand manufactured at production facilities in Russia (Mogilev). The thickness of the sheet is 15 mm. OSBmade entirely of coniferous wood and has nice smell. The height of the plate is suitable for wall cladding after the flooring is finished and does not need to be trimmed. At the production of OSB material is so pressed that it acquires density 585 kg / m³. The moisture resistance class of the stove is third, therefore let’s install in the bathroom or kitchen. To break the OSB plate in half, a force of 20 MPa is required, and this cannot be reproduced hands. The panel is suitable not only for interior decoration, but also for outdoor works that customers like in reviews.

Our experts included the plate in the rating of the best OSB because of the special the smoothness of the front surface of Super Finish, which allows you to open clear varnish and do not process anything else. It’s ready material for finishing walls and ceilings in frame construction. Section 1.5 cm withstands forces up to 3500 MPa, therefore, panels can carry not only a decorative function, but keep the shape of the floor under linoleum.

Advantages

  • suitable for indoor and outdoor use;
  • modulus of elasticity along the main axis of 3500 MPa;
  • smooth, polished surface of the front side;
  • high density of the material 585 km / m³.

disadvantages

  • plate weight 26 kg;
  • poor sound insulation 0.3-23 dB;
  • increased thermal conductivity – 0.1 W / mK.

OSB-3 Kalevala 2500x1250x9 mm

Rating: 4.6

OSB-3 Kalevala 2500x1250x9 mm

We gave the fifth place of the rating to the OSB plate from the Russian manufacturer having domestic and international (EN-300) certificates. It produces OSB with unpolished sides, therefore for decoration, additional decoration is required. But in terms of elasticity, the product significantly exceeds its competitors. The special pressing technology does not allow the chips to exfoliate even with significant bending of the surface. Masters in reviews share then sheets are easily drilled, sawn and ground. OSB surface it is allowed to paint and varnish, which extends the options use of plates.

Experts liked the product with its increased density of 650-700 kg / m³. This is due to the use of wood growing in harsh northern conditions of Karelia. Slivers of local breeds are much stronger than European pine. Resilience and elasticity of sheets provided with 10% content of synthetic resins that increase moisture resistance. This OSB is optimal for making quality packaging designed to transport fragile goods.

Advantages

  • keeps stable sizes;
  • OSB waterproof;
  • 90% composed of wood;
  • formaldehyde content corresponds to class E1.

disadvantages

  • there are inclusions of black chips in the structure, which spoils the view;
  • cross-section of 9 mm needs a frequent crate of 30 cm;
  • rough, not polished surface;
  • the weight of each plate is 20 kg.

Ultralam 1250x2500x12 mm

Rating: 4.5

Ultralam 1250x2500x12 mm

The sixth place in the ranking is occupied by the OSB plate from the manufacturer. Ultralam. Building sheets are characterized by a uniform structure and unique surface pattern. Stacked fibers along the length slabs and transverse inner layer are much stronger than usual wood with multidirectional veins. OSB of this type can use in a humid environment. Due to the high density of the goods belongs to the low-combustible class. Buyers note in reviews high holding capacity of fasteners (screws, nails) in the material. The plate is not prone to cracks and chips, since completely has no voids.

Experts add OSB rating for enhanced environmental safety. Unlike competitors of TOP, emission class free formaldehyde here is 0.5, versus 1.0 for others goods. The main raw material for the production of OSB is birch, aspen and alder. And the bond strength of the chips is achieved by high temperature and low tar content. This is the best OSB for decorating bedrooms or making furniture frames.

Advantages

  • 3rd class of moisture resistance;
  • suitable for load structures;
  • increased environmental cleanliness;
  • resistance to decay.

disadvantages

  • plate weight 25 kg is inconvenient for lifting on the roof;
  • low sound absorption;
  • the edge crumbles when cutting with a jigsaw.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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