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Old 04-03-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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Getting ready to lay bamboo floors


i was wondering if anyone could give me advice on which type of urethane adhesive to use. I see many types and so many price ranges. I have been leaning toward Bostik.... but what I am looking for is something with a bit of flex in it. The hardwood floor will be installed in the dining room, office, small hallway, and second bedroom, Now the tricky part. we are planning on using 16 x 16 ceramic tiles in the kitchen with a hardwood band all the way around.

is there a product that can be used on ceramic and bamboo?
how do we raise the height of the ceramic to be level with the bamboo?

and since we are planning on putting an underlayment down under the ceramic, do i need to scrape all the spots of glue that were remaining from before?

and when installing the hardwood up against the ceramic what is the best way to trim the tongue off without ripping the board


I know so many questions... so any help would be greatly appreciated

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"underlayment under the ceramic" ?
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Bostik should be fine for the hardwood. Are you installing over concrete slab?

Is there a product that can be used on ceramic and bamboo?
Ceramic doesn't get glued down. It's set in a bed of thinset mortar.

how do we raise the height of the ceramic to be level with the bamboo?
With your concrete backerboard or Ditra mat.

and since we are planning on putting an underlayment down under the ceramic, do i need to scrape all the spots of glue that were remaining from before?
What kind of underlayment do you speak of? Under the backerboard?

and when installing the hardwood up against the ceramic what is the best way to trim the tongue off without ripping the board
The best way and only way I would consider is by ripping the tongue off with a table saw.

Also, make sure to run Schluter edging between your tile and hardwood. Typically, the Schluter SCHIENE is used http://www.schluter.com/137.aspx
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we are on a cement slab and i was thinking that some type of moisture barrier needed to be applied unless the mortar will do that.

my other question is what type of Bostik product should we use? We do have some cracks in the cement floor, so i was thinking something that has a little bit of flex to it.... what do you think?
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