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Old 02-05-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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Popping noise engineered hardwood on concrete


We installed engineered hardwood on concrete a week ago and some areas were making a popping noise as we walked over it. The guys who installed said due to uneven concrete laid down by the builder.. it was causing this noise and suggested to rip off the problem areas and put a thick layer of glue & finish them again, which did not help .... the same amt of sounds started arising from adjacent areas as they became loose. Then, they suggested to rip off the entire area and add double the amt of glue & redo them. Inspite of the cost of ripping,time,cost of buying additional material and labor.... we decided to do it so we can finally get rid of the sound but today it is again making those sounds. Please give us suggestions that will help get rid of this. Someone suggested in one of the blogs "to drill a 1/16 inch hole then shoot the adhesive into the affected area.The 1/16″ size is also common, as this allows for a smaller hole that is large enough to fit an injector, think like a caulking gun, filled with the adhesive used to lay the floor to fit into place to force more adhesive down into the air pocket to fill it and finish anchoring the floor to the subfloor.
To fill the hole, just take a floor putty, colored matches as close as you can and just fill the holes with putty. You could also mix a bit of dust from the holes into the putty to help make sure it color matches closely."
Does anyone know if this is a good suggestion and will help us get rid of these popping noises. please helpThank you in advance for your suggestions

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