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Old 03-07-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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a few questions on installing hardwood


Im getting ready to install my new hardwood flooring, it is Mohawk brand. The planks are 5" wide hickory. I've never installed hardwood before so like any good DIYer I read the installation instructions on the Mohawk website. A few questions came to mind as I was reading them.

1{ when a room is greater than 20 foot in width the direction of the installation should start near the center and work out towards the walls, placing a loose spline where the two grooves come together.

really, is the way I should start. My room is 30' x 27'.

2{ when installing planks 5" or wider place a bead of glue in a serpentine pattern along the floor underneath each plank.

is this standard procedure and what purpose is that serving if I am putting down a 15# felt pad between floor and plank as instructed.

any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, I'm all ears.

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Manufacturers do not install floors. I have rarely started a lob in the middle. It just is not practical. Hardwood should run purpendicular to you floor joist. Start your installation on the longest wall. You may need splines when you get to areas where you have to turn the wood around and go the other way. You do need to add a bead of glue (liquid nail or similar). This will keep the wider wood from cupping. Do not put the felt down. The glue will be useless.

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You do need to add a bead of glue (liquid nail or similar). This will keep the wider wood from cupping. Do not put the felt down. The glue will be useless.
I'm told the felt or even rosin paper first will make for a quieter floor, but if I need to glue it then I will sacrifice that for no cupping.
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