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laying solid wood flooring with adhesive?

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u can install hardwood with an adhesive, but i recommend that u use what the manufacture suggest so as not to void the warranty…if u didnt buy it from a company and u got it as raw wood then i would check with installers and ask them what they suggest……

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15 Responses to “laying solid wood flooring with adhesive?”

  1. Tommygun Says:

    what about it ?
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  2. Reapor-ted! Says:

    not adhesive, caulk or glue. try liquid nails.
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  3. Gigi Says:

    it will not work… try another type of adhesive… a stronger one
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  4. dickn2000 Says:

    Sounds painful!!
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  5. boff1982 Says:

    it will take forever id reccommend you get the click stuff.
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  6. bigg_dogg44 Says:

    u can install hardwood with an adhesive, but i recommend that u use what the manufacture suggest so as not to void the warranty…if u didnt buy it from a company and u got it as raw wood then i would check with installers and ask them what they suggest……

    lic. gen. contractor
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  7. ronald.francis57@btinternet.com Says:

    depends what you are covering wood to wood use nails (hidden nail method)shoot the nails through the groove… wood to concrete there is a special adheasive made for it refer to the seller or manufacturer
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  8. Red Says:

    I’m with Boff1982

    Use the click and fix stuff,it’s much easier to install and you can always remove it if u need to access under the floor.Suggest you number the board( underneath) I had to remove mine from a bedroom a few months ago to fix a electrical fault .Took an hour to remove them and about a day to put them back…
    Don’t forget to put down the underlay..

    But I f u insist on using Adhesive go to a specialist company that can supply the wood flooring as some companies might require u have to use their proprietry adhesive and there underlay
    Good luck
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  9. Matrix Says:

    I wouldn’t recommend it. Maybe you should fully explain what your intentions are. The wood will expand and contract slightly with the climate and will eventually buckle.
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  10. chunky Says:

    stuff using the glue together stuff buy the clic system flooring loads less hassle
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  11. Dee Dude Says:

    If you staple it down, adhesive is over kill. areas where a nail gun is used,adhesive is good idea. Just make darn sure those boards are squeezed tightly together. Tightly together cannot be over emphasized. Not squeezing tightly will result in squeeks & creecks. Good luck.
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  12. alias u Says:

    Trust me don’t do it ,,,it will buckle and fail when it draws moister
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  13. Michael H Says:

    Not a good idea.

    Solid wood moves, just look at the gaps in an old floor. A pine floor can shrink an inch in 100, that’ll just rip out the glue. Oak and beech also moves but not as much, but it’ll stick rip your glue.

    You need to nail it down, through the toungue ( oww ) if its T&G. It move a bit but , hey, thats a natural floor for you !

    Blocks, such as parquet, do not need sticking down, they just sit on the floor.
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  14. Ash B Says:

    No, It should be nailed down only.
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  15. Pedal bin Liner Says:

    Bruces (expensive but the best by far) and a tiling trowel. There is no better product. Set the first board perfect and let it sit for a while to go off, that way you can smack the others up tight without it moving.

    Just read a couple of others after submitting. if you buy good quality oak or similar and leave it in the room it will stay in for 4-5 weeks prior to laying it down it will not move. Bruces glue will stick it forever
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