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Paddy222 06-07-2012 08:48 AM

8" Wide Plank Hardwood... Nail and Glue ???
 
Hey,

This weekend I will be installing 8" Wide Plank Solid Hardwood Floors , 3/4" thick hand scraped on my main floor , living room, kitchen and dining room (open concept).

What would people recommend just nail or glue and nail??

If someone could give the pros and cons that would be great.

I am laying this over 1/2" ply.

What size nails or glue should I be using ??

Any help would be great.
Thanks in advance!

RhodesHardwood 06-07-2012 07:28 PM

For something this wide I would nail and glue. I have glued floors like this with both construction adhesive and hardwood flooring adhesive all with no issues. The wood flooring adhesive I generally use is Bostiks Best. Also, be sure to acclimate the flooring properly.

joecaption 06-07-2012 07:39 PM

Please tell us there's more then just a 1/2" subfloor!
There needs to be at least 3/4 T & G.

JazMan 06-07-2012 08:59 PM

The general rule is to glue and nail any hardwood that is 5" and wider. Just nailing is not enough. What does the manufacturer say?

1/2" subfloor or 1/2" underlayment over a subfloor?

Jaz

Paddy222 06-08-2012 01:57 PM

I have 3/4 " planks under the 1/2" ply. No worries!!

Paddy222 06-08-2012 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 938679)
Please tell us there's more then just a 1/2" subfloor!
There needs to be at least 3/4 T & G.

I have 3/4 " planks under the 1/2" ply. No worries!!


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