GLue down, Nail, Staple, FLoat HELP

Old 03-20-03, 07:55 AM
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GLue down, Nail, Staple, FLoat HELP

Ok, I am going to install a engineered hardwood floor. Probably a mirage or mannington. Depending on which one I choose I have those 4 installation options. THis will be on a 1st floor with a standard plywood subfloor. What are the pro's cons of each method.
Old 03-21-03, 03:06 PM
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I don't think there are many engineered wood floors out there that can be installed with the traditional nailing process. Most engineered floors are either glued or floated.

- Glue: solid and "quiet" floor, slower install, 1-2 day dry time
- Float: "noisy" floor, quick install, ready to use same day

Personally I prefer a glued engineer floor but I recommend you walk on some in the store to get a better feel for the final product.
Good luck.
Old 03-23-03, 07:02 AM
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Actually dm is wrong many of the engineered products available on the market can be stapled down with installation. the type of installation varies by the sub floor.


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