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Edge Glued Installation of Engineered Flooring (Floating with Pad)

 

  • Using approved glue, put a line not less than 1/16” and up to 1/8” diameter to the side and end grooves of the flooring installed over an approved pad. The floor will slightly move when walked on, especially if the floor is not perfectly level.
  • Use Blue 3M painters tape across boards to hold them together while glue dries. Remove tape within 48 hours.
  • After installation, the floor can’t be disturbed for 48 hours; to allow the glue to set. Putting protective covering on the flooring will prevent the glue from curing, and prolong the drying period. If the floor is walked on before that time, the glue bond will be weakened; the boards will separate and possibly cause squeaks in the future. Squeaks are not covered under our warranty.
Engineered Floating Flooring installation method

    Pros of a Floating Engineered Installation 

    • Installation is less expensive, as it takes less time and less glue is used.
    • Board replacement, if necessary, is easier.

    Cons of a Floating Engineered Installation


      Full Glue Down of Engineered Hardwood Flooring (with pad)

      • Approved pad is glued to the concrete using Gaylord-approved glue with the proper trowel to ensure a generous amount is applied.
      • Engineered flooring is glued to the pad using the proper trowel to ensure enough glue is used. Not using enough glue will prevent a good bond, and the area will be bouncy.
      • After installation, the floor can’t be disturbed for 48 hours; to allow the glue to set. Putting protective covering on the flooring will prevent the glue from curing, and prolong the drying period. If the floor is walked on before that time, the glue bond will be weakened; and the boards will be spongy 
      Glue Down installation of engineered hardwood flooring

      Pros of a Full Glue Down Engineered Installation

      • More solid feel and less possibility of squeaks.

      Cons of a Full Glue Down Engineered Installation

      • More expensive to install because of more time and glue needed.
      • Board replacement, if necessary, takes more time.
      • It is difficult to keep glue off the surface of the boards. The installer can do a fantastic job keeping the floor free from glue, but often times other trades people and homeowners will step in the glue and track it throughout the house.

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