parquet floor question


Old 08-21-11, 09:44 PM
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parquet floor question

First apologies if this is posted in the wrong place but I did not see another more appropriate location. My floor swells tremendously in a couple of spots with high humidity. So much so that one of the squares has cracked. Is there a way I can a) repair the cracked square and b) apply more adhesive to prevent the section from continued swelling ---, or is this even a recommended solution.

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Old 08-22-11, 05:03 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Is the entire floor glued down, or are just the edges of the parquet glued to each other? If the floor is floating, you may have a problem along the edges where the flooring contractor didn't allow enough space for the floor to expand and contract. I would pull a piece of shoe molding or a floor vent to see if it is all glued down or not. If you have pix you want to share with us you can
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It would also help to know where the room is. I have parquet in my kitchen but to give it extra protection from moisture I wiped it down with a deglosser and applied a coat of poly. By applying a coat of poly after installation, you are sealing all the edges/gaps between the squares.

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