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I would like to know if it would be acceptable to glue down an Armstrong Locking Hardwood floor? The floor that I chose was Armstrong Merbau (EL5M12NALG). I’m asking this question because when my installer laid the floor over a moisture barrier on dry concrete some areas buckled upward. That is, in some areas the floor is raised from the concrete about a half an inch! When you step on these areas - the floor planks “spring” down, when you take your foot off the area – the floor planks “spring” up!!! The installer wants to: remove the planks in the areas where the problems occur, glue down acoustical cork, then glue down the floor planks to the cork. He told me that once this is done it would be impossible for any more “springing” to take place. I’m worried that if local areas are repaired I’ll see the same problems with the “floating” areas. There are other styles that I can use that are suitable for glue down, such as: Bruce Lock and Fold Hardwood and Armstrong Fenton Crest Collection – Natural. Please help. Thank you.