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Old 05-04-2006, 07:05 PM   #1
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I have plans to install a Brazilian Teak engineered hardwood floor in my kitchen which is a concrete slab. I live in California (Simi Valley), so I'm not too concerened with extreme shifts in weather. I have removed all of the cabinets and was wondering what is the best way to install the floor. Can I glue it directly to the slab, or do I need to put down a subfloor and if so, how do I go about doing that?

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make sure the floor is flat and level according to manufacturer specs.
install a 6 mil poly over the slab.
float the wood over the top of the poly.
make sure you install cabs first.


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This flooring comes in slats, right? Do you glue the slats together?:confused:
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Yes, the flooring comes in slats with a tounge-in-groove assembly. They are not, however inter-locking like a pergo floor
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I don't know how thick this flooring is, but be careful not to trap the dishwasher.
Sometimes adding tile, wood flooring, etc. will build the floor up enough so that a dw can't be removed from a fixed cabinet base, and then the flooring has to be cut out in order to remove and replace it.
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Yes, the flooring comes in slats with a tounge-in-groove assembly. They are not, however inter-locking like a pergo floor
How thick are the slates?

Some floors are nailed, some are glued together and some interlock.

Did the floor come with instructions?

It sounds like that the floor may be the type that is nailed.
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Does the manufacturer have an 800 number that you could call and ask if you can glue this floor together or does it have to be nailed?
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I have plans to install a Brazilian Teak engineered hardwood floor
An engineered can be glued, floated, or nailed.
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"Nailed" to a concrete slab?
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no, but nailed to plywood installed over slab
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......and how is the plywood attached to the slab?
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I'm learning here......bear with me.

When glueing full sheets of plywood to a concrete slab how would one get all of the edges of the plywood to flush-up on the surface while the glue is setting-up? Of course if the concrete was perfectly plane this wouldn't be an issue but how often does one see a "perfectly plane" concrete slab? So.....how is this done?

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