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brad4499 03-10-2008 10:24 PM

Installing glue down engineered floor
 
I am installing a glue down floor over concrete. the concrete has been leveled and the temp of the concrete is about 70degrees. The problem is that the glue does not seem to be adheering to the boards or the concrete. I spread the glue and waited about 10 minutes (per directions) but the floor planks seem to be popping up. I have noticed some of the flooring planks are bowed a little, but i assume the glue, if working properly would bond and hold the planks down. HELP

moneymgmt 03-11-2008 08:29 AM

what brand and type of glue are you using, and how are you applying it?

brad4499 03-11-2008 11:05 AM

I am using Bruce Adhessive and using a 3/8" v grooved trowel. Do you think the temp of the floor and room may be an issue? Thanks for any advice you can give.

mike costello 03-11-2008 01:50 PM

will the planks lay flat on the floor without glue?

Does your floor pitch and roll?

brad4499 03-11-2008 05:38 PM

Some planks lay flat, others have slight bows in them. The floor has been leveled and seems to be flat and sound. I have been told to lay sand bags on the planks after gluing them so they don't pop, what do you think?

troubleseeker 03-11-2008 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by brad4499 (Post 106729)
them. The floor has been leveled and seems to be I have been told to lay sand bags on the planks after gluing them so they don't pop, what do you think?

Ask the person giving that advice if he is going to pay for the repair when those areas start popping loose a few months down the road. You need to determine if the problem is in the concrete, if so it needs to be accurately leveled; or if the flooring material itself is bowed , in which case you should return it, as that would be the result of improper stacking of the material at the warehouse.

Bud Cline 03-12-2008 10:54 AM

Is this installation below grade?:)


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