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El Buey 08-17-2007 11:21 AM

engineered hardwood installation; Floating or Glue?
OK, I want to install 3"x9/16" engineered hardwood over new concrete slab. This particular supplier recomends the floating system using a foam underlayment. Wood glue is used only between the tongue and grooves. Assuming my slab is dry and level, do any of you experts see a problem with this method? I ask because some manufacturers say "float", others say "glue". Is it just a personal choice? Thanks for your insight! El Buey

KUIPORNG 08-17-2007 11:30 AM

I think float is the way to go... have it done that way for my previous condo... and it works well...

El Buey 08-17-2007 11:48 AM

How I love a positive response. Did your installation go smoothly? Are you a professional? I'm not.

KUIPORNG 08-17-2007 02:32 PM

at the time it was done... I hire contractor ... if I have to do it again now... I would do it myself... the trick is really appling the glue to the tonque and groove I would think... as you want just righat amount ... too much it spill and make the surface looks ugly... too little it doesn't bond well... but with some practice,... I am sure it can be handled... I did my basement with laminate and find it so...o...oo..... easy... but that doesn't require and glue at all...

El Buey 08-17-2007 02:53 PM

Thanks, I'm still feeling positive. By the way, for anyone reading this, there is a ton of information on this subject (including installation instructions) at El Buey

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