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bigjwood 06-01-2012 07:38 AM

Can I glue down Bruce Lock and Fold?
I purchased and installed a 3" Bruce Lock and Fold Engineered wood. The noise is driving my wife crazy. The concrete subfloor was level, I left expansion joints. I just think it is the nature of floating floors to have some give and to make noise.

Can I pull them up and reinstall using glue? I know it is ideally meant to float, but the installation guide does include instructions for using glue.


joecaption 06-01-2012 07:41 AM

What did you put under it for a vaper barrier?

bigjwood 06-01-2012 07:44 AM

A basic foam underlay with vapor barrier.
I used a basic foam underlay with vapor barrier. The subfloor is concrete slab.

poppameth 06-02-2012 05:47 AM

We've sold the Bruce lock and fold products before. We dropped them pretty quickly because every job had noise issues. It's not floating floors in general that do this. It's this specific product that is having issues. If the back is real wood then it should accept an adhesive. We've seen guys glue this stuff down for the same reason and never have any issues. Another option is to just glue the joint itself. Fill it with bead of laminate glue and snap it back together. When it sets you won't have any more movement in the joint, which is where the noise comes from.

bigjwood 06-02-2012 05:56 AM

Thanks Poppameth. BTW, I'm just over the mountain in Charlottesville.

poppameth 06-03-2012 11:14 AM

If you need us to come fix it let us know! I'm at Morris Paint in Staunton. We can send someone to look at it and determine what the actual issue is if needed.

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