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Old 01-17-2008, 05:34 AM   #1
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I'm going to install schon engineered Brazillian Cherry flooring this weekend over concrete. The flooring has tongue & groove and I will be using Bostk glue.

Do I need some kind of heavy roller to go over the installed pieces to make sure they are flat and pressed down? What about just walking on them? Or is any of that necessary.

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Old 01-17-2008, 05:40 PM   #2
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I always roll mine but Im a lino guy from way back.

Just be sure your getting a good transfer to the back and go!
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:46 PM   #3
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Thanks Mike. What do you mean by a "good transfer" and more importantly, how do I get a good transfer?
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:14 AM   #4
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By that I mean a good transfer of adhesive from the floor to the back of the board. Just make sure your floor is level, you use the recommended notch trowel and when you place your first board, try to lift it to see if glue "transferred " to the back of the plank
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Got it, Mike. Thanks!
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I am a little unclear on how to put the adhesive down, though. How much? Is there a preferred pattern to make with applied adhesive? Or do I simply pour some out and get it even across the work section?
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The bucket should tell you what notch size trowel to use.
Thats your gauge on how much adhesive
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thanks Mike!
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are you happy with this floor? thanks.....
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thanks.
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Yes, we are happy with them. I have never installed glue-down floors before, so there was a bit of a learning curve, but once we got in the groove, my wife and I covered about 1000sqft in 3 days. Pros would have run circles around us, but we saved a chunk of change. The folks at Lumber Liquidators were very good to deal with and fielded our installation questions when they arose.
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How are your floors holding up/wearing? I am considering getting the same product from LL. How has the sound been? Does your gluedown Schon floor sound like a traditional naildown product or does it have a hollow sound like most floating applications?

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Old 08-19-2008, 04:16 PM   #13
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They look and are holding up great. There are scratches on them, but nothing any other hardwood wouldn't have (plus we have an 80lb lab) - call 'em character! No hollow sound at all. In fact, that is why we went with engineered, glue-down instead of some floating application like laminate.

Also a word on laminate: we _almost_ considered laminate b/c it is supposed to hold up well against scratches (remember the 80 lb lab), but the hollow sound and cheap look changed our minds. My brother-in-law installed a high-end laminate which looks like real wood but his fairly small dog successfully tore them to shreds to the point they will need to be replaced. So I strongly suggest going with real wood. They look better, hold up better, and will do much more for your home value.
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Hey,

Thinking Tigerwood from Schon.

How were the board lengths, my installers are concerned about getting entire boxes with 2 foot boards from lumber liquidators. Has happened before.

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Old 09-27-2008, 09:51 AM   #15
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I went with Braz Cherry from Schon. There were three lengths (24", 48", and 18"), plus even I as a rookie installer knew how to cut boards to give them a random look. Shouldn't be a problem, but it couldn't hurt to ask the folks at LL. They were incredibly helpful to me.
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