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Old 11-13-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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stopping point when using glue down method


What is the best way to come to a stopping point when using a glue down method for engineered hardwood flooring? We needed a break, stopped to clean all the tools well, scraped up residual adhesive from floor, etc. Now that we are ready to continue, there seems to be a little adhesive that stuck to the underside of the tongues which is now preventing us from placing any more boards without gaps. How do we resolve this? Thanks for your help!

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scrape it out. seriously, there really aren't many options. the chemicals that will brake down glue will probably also be hell on the finish. a sharp kitchen knife, chisel, get inventive

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It sucks but it happens. Utility knife, floor scraper, and xylene or mineral spirits. Good luck
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Thanks folks! I used a utility knife, screwdriver, needle nose pliers and the mapei adhesive remover. Took a little while, and I had to lay with my head on the concrete to see under the tongues, but I got it clear and we were able to lay more boards today. This time I made sure to wipe all the tongues clean right away when we were through
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I encountered same problem doing 2 floors recently. If you overbought some extra pieces, consider placing a 'dry' row into last tongue groove without gluing down. Use something heavy like the bucket of glue to hold the row in place. It may stick a little when removing but it was easier than scraping out the glue.
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