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Old 12-17-2015, 01:28 AM   #1
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Pad for Glued Engineered Floor?


I live in a two level condo in Northern California. I had an installation of an engineered hardwood floor start today. I elected to have it glued rather than use a floating floor, because I liked the solid feel underfoot.

A friend of mine who lives nearby had a similar installation recently, by a different company. She says that for her installation, which was also glued, a pad was used underneath. I asked the company a few weeks ago if a pad was required and they said no.

My friend has mentioned the pad again. Pretty sure based on what they've done so far they aren't using a pad. Do I need a pad? The condo floor is concrete.



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Old 12-17-2015, 09:30 AM   #2
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Best advice, go on the company website that made the flooring and down load the install directions.
Did they do a moisture test before starting?
I've never seen a glued down floor installed over any form of pad.
What's up with those shims under the flooring, is it that far off from being flat?
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:23 AM   #3
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She may have put down a floating floor, not a glue down floor. Maybe her seams were glued, not the back to the pad. Gluing a laminated floor to a foam pad is bizarre. I have never seen or heard of another instance of this form of installation.
I can't see the adhesion being maintained over time.
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Thanks folks.

Ron6519, my floor isn't laminate. It's engineered hardwood. I'll definitely ask about the moisture check when they arrive today.

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