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Glueing Engineered wood flooring to Concrete slab?

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Anyone done it? How did it work out and how was the glue (Odor, how long did it linger and how toxic was it)? I appreciate your answers. Thanks.
Yes, on a "floating floor", but installers are telling me that engineered hardwood is able to be glued straight to the slab, vice regular hardwood.

just wondering if anyone has done it.

If its an engineered wood not or the lock( floating system) then yes you can glue it to the slab since its the only way.
If it is a floating floor then you absolutely cannot glue it down..
It not hard work but you will have a sore arm since the glue used is very thick and stiff. The odors and smell is not bad and will dissipate soon after installation.
You cannot glue a true hard wood to a slab so they are right about that.
Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar, I ve done several 1000 s/f of glue direct engineered wood and a few 100,000 s/f of laminate. GL

4 Responses to “Glueing Engineered wood flooring to Concrete slab?”

  1. AndrewZ Says:

    All the engineered flooring that I have seen / used is not supposed to be glued it is supposed to float if you glue it it might buckle when it expands and contracts at a different rate than the concrete
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  2. reporter Says:

    no glue; it floats over the floor.
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  3. rob s Says:

    If its an engineered wood not or the lock( floating system) then yes you can glue it to the slab since its the only way.
    If it is a floating floor then you absolutely cannot glue it down..
    It not hard work but you will have a sore arm since the glue used is very thick and stiff. The odors and smell is not bad and will dissipate soon after installation.
    You cannot glue a true hard wood to a slab so they are right about that.
    Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar, I ve done several 1000 s/f of glue direct engineered wood and a few 100,000 s/f of laminate. GL
    References :
    20 years in flooring as a store owner/ installer

  4. pickedon Says:

    those "installers" are asshats. a typical statement from someone who will NOT have to pay the consequences.
    you do NOT want to glue it.
    the other answers are totally correct.
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