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Old 05-16-2017, 10:56 PM   #1
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what glue to use?


So i am putting down 3/8 thick Bruce engineered hard wood floor floating method. bruce says to use EverSeal glue to use to glue the boards together, but it's not sold anywhere. What glue can i use instead? What about titebond wood glue? does it matter? the glue is for going between the groove of each board to push the tongue into.
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Every manufacturer (for TnG floaters) recommends their own overpriced glue.

Titebond yellow is perfectly fine for any eng flooring I've put down. I've never heard of a flooring that required anything different.

Read your warranty, I am 99% certain that their statement is a "recommendation" and not a requirement for warranty.

If it is a requirement for warranty, then its your decision whether to wait and order over the internet and pay 400% more for a wood glue.


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EDIT: PS. Bruce is a popular flooring,,, the mere fact their recommended glue is unavailable may tell you something.
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Every manufacturer (for TnG floaters) recommends their own overpriced glue.

Titebond yellow is perfectly fine for any eng flooring I've put down. I've never heard of a flooring that required anything different.

Read your warranty, I am 99% certain that their statement is a "recommendation" and not a requirement for warranty.

If it is a requirement for warranty, then its your decision whether to wait and order over the internet and pay 400% more for a wood glue.

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yea its funny because they specify this overpriced glue and its not even sold anywhere lol
so any kind of wood glue should be ok then
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yea its funny because they specify this overpriced glue and its not even sold anywhere lol
so any kind of wood glue should be ok then
Probably any wood glue, but I do always use the water resistant. (I don't even have white in my possesion.)
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so yellow is better than white?
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Feder.... It used to be that yellow wood glue was the water resitant version of regular white glue....be it Elmers or Titebond etc.

I think they have the same streangth, but I just keep yellow around.

I have noticed in the last several years, that the makers now offer "multi-grades" of plain ole wood glue.... can't remember how they label them... you'll see them in the big box stores....

I have not needed yet to rebuy glue nor research whether chemistry has changed and different grades make any appreciable difference to me.... (I'm sure it does to the manufacturer's profit margins) .

But I have done multiple TnG glued joint floors (many before click-locks were invented) with plain old yellow water resistant wood glue.... with absolutely no problems or issues. (I did 900 feet in early 90's in my own home, that I know was well tested by two dogs/ two active kids growing up/ exposed directly to outside entry in snow country/ and bore the weight of baseball teams and numerous kegs of beer.... and it performed flawlessly.)

If you are new to floating floors, read/follow manufacturer instructions closely.... but a quick comment on TNG glue-up..... wear glasses if eyesight requires and good lighting... and KEEP ALL JOINTS TIGHT AS YOU GO.... once you let one get askew.... every other one will follow askew....... (I fought that issue on one floor done in the dusk with limited lighting)(that does not happen with click=lock.)

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thank you so much for the tip. i bought these thinking they were click lock. haha. i will try to be careful
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thank you so much for the tip. i bought these thinking they were click lock. haha. i will try to be careful

The blue label titebond is what I always use.

Some of the click lock give you the option to glue, like if it's being used in a bathroom or kitchen for extra water spill durability. As long as you get one that's rated for exterior use.


https://www.menards.com/main/home-de...16449629838330


You'll go through a lot, I always buy the gallon.


https://www.menards.com/main/home-de...16449629838330


Keep a wet rag to wipe the excess. It's really no big deal to glue. I glue all my laminate installations, no exceptions
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This is what I use
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.1...000118394.html
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Titebond III is "waterproof" whereas II is "water resistant". III might be better if you're flooring a kitchen or a mudroom or whatever with repeated exposure to water.

And III gives you a bit more working time. That's a plus if you're a noob and if you need to tweak things as you go along.
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The OP is doing a floating floor. He's using the glue for the tongues and grooves.
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Carefull Federer..... THAT IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT.

That is for a glue down (meaning glueing the flooring to the floor... not for glueing TnG and a floating floor.

Christoff probably miss read you're a floating floor.
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The blue label titebond is what I always use.

Some of the click lock give you the option to glue, like if it's being used in a bathroom or kitchen for extra water spill durability. As long as you get one that's rated for exterior use.


https://www.menards.com/main/home-de...16449629838330


You'll go through a lot, I always buy the gallon.


https://www.menards.com/main/home-de...16449629838330


Keep a wet rag to wipe the excess. It's really no big deal to glue. I glue all my laminate installations, no exceptions
Don't know the size of your job.... But as BIG says, you go thru alot... first job I did I started with the several small bottles...and quickly learned a gallon is alot cheaoer than those small bottles.

But you still have to buy one small bottle for squirting/refilling.
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Carefull Federer..... THAT IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT.

That is for a glue down (meaning glueing the flooring to the floor... not for glueing TnG and a floating floor.

Christoff probably miss read you're a floating floor.
Yes thank you for the catch I did miss read Sorry
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But you still have to buy one small bottle for squirting/refilling.
I've used empty dish washing liquid (such as Dawn, Palmolive, etc) bottles and offload the gallon jug of glue into them as needed. They hold about 16 oz of glue and the nozzle is just the right size to dispense a good stream of glue.

Unlike most of the actual small glue bottles, these almost never get clogged up and if they do, it's much easier to unclog than the Elmer's type twist top nozzle.
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