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Old 10-19-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
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Glue Underlayment to Subfloor


Need to install quarter inch underlayment in a section of my home in anticipation of new laminate flooring (to match the floor level of an adjacent room). Just spent the summer installing Onix tubing (stapled up) under the existing 3/4 inch subfloor. Am obviously concerned about fasteners protruding through the existing 3/4 inch subfloor and puncturing the onix tubing. I realize that I could use 3/4 inch staples and in theory be safe, but I'm still rather nervous. I read in another post on this forum that glue would be ok so long as no voids were left. I was thinking about possibly using a slow setting wood glue (I've use hide glue in the past) to do this.
Any thoughts/comments on this issue would be most apprecitated.
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I think troweling down a fast tack adhesive like paneling adhesive would be easier and more certain to work.
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Well I can certainly do that. And I'm not concerned about ever having to take up the underlayment. I'll be long gone before that ever happens.
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If you miss any spots, it will pop and crack underfoot.
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Staple it using 7/8" staples which are made just for that. Underlayment should never be glued, even if also fastened. !/4" ply, or worse yet luaun is not compatible with many other types of flooring. Matter of fact laminates are not exactly what we'd call permanent floors.

If in case you insist, I think your best bet would be a thin wood glue troweled on fast. You need two people and work quick. But even so I think it'll fail as Rusty said. It's not gonna stick without fasteners to hold it down so there will be contact while the glue sets. You're not the first who thought this might work.

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I know it will fail if glued, but the poster seemed intent on gluing it.
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Thanks for the advice. Looks like I'll have to go with staples after all, although I must admit I'm very nervous, even with 3/4" long staples. I still feel like there's a possibility of hitting a void or soft spot in the existing 3/4" subfloor and puncturing the radiant heat tubing.
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