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Old 12-26-2009, 06:48 PM   #16
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Ron, I want to thank you for all of your responses. I have another question for you. The flooring I've purchased is Bamboo Toast Click Board from Home Legend (part number HL18). The installation instructions DO NOT call for gluing the planks together (placing glue in groove). However, I've installed other brands of engineered flooring together and I've had good results when compared to installations in which I did not use glue (for instance, fewer issues with separation at the seams). The tongue and groove of this particular product is a bit different than I've seen in the past (with older Tarkett products, for instance). Can you think of any reason why I shouldn't glue the planks together (other than that the installation instructions claim that it is not required)? As you recall, I've already installed this floor once and had to pop it up because of the subfloor (which, admittedly, I wouldn't have been able to do had I glued the pieces together). However, now that I've corrected the subfloor I do not plan on popping this floor up again. In your experience, have you always glued pieces together when you've floated a floor or have you been happy with the results when not using glue on products that didn't require it?

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Old 12-26-2009, 08:42 PM   #17
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Snap and click flooring requires no glue, as per the instructions. All you need to do is follow the installation instructions supplied with the flooring and the installation should be fine.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:21 PM   #18
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Rare that I have seen a basement meet spec ofr a engineered floor . It's a judgment call . It would have to be leveled , And some spots ground down with a concrete grinder . If it's too out of level it will Get worse , If it's close it will settle . Wood bows over time . Just look at old sagging buildings . You could try getting a BIG hypodermic needle . drill a small hole and fill the low spots , But this is a pain . and if the glue is soft enough to flow it doesn't fill much . SOOOO The other thing you can try is talcum powder , This sometimes reduces the squeeks . ... At this point you hope it will bow to shape , if not it will work the joints loose eventually . tacomahardwoodfloors.com

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