Engineered install question....

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Old 04-25-06, 06:54 AM
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Question Engineered install question....

I want to install my 1/2" engineered flooring PARALLEL to the floor joists on first floor of my house. I was going to glue them like I did in my other room- any problems with this ??? What's the worst that can happen, if they're glued down to sub floor it should be OK right ??
 
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Smile Gluing parallel

There are a lot of variables that might allow you to do this or not.

How much flex is there in the subfloor? How much change in humidity is there in this room?

The fact is you can DO anything you want. The question is will there be consequences.

I generally stay away from glued down flooring unless the floor is over concrete.
 
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Thanks for the advice. I glued down the flooring in my den, which is concrete and I just figured the glue would make it feel more solid. I live in DRY Colorado, so humidity is not really an issue. The subfloor feels really solid, it is glued to the joists, 16 oc- house was built in '80. Why would you stay away from glued down ??
 
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Why would you stay away from glued down ??
Because I usually end up wearing some of the glue, my tools get covered, glue ends up on the finished side and I like flooring staying where I put it in the first place.

Glue has a tendency to have a "memory" and move back to where it first was inserted into the glue.
 
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I love gluedown! I find it very easy to keep it clean and tight.

I just did 1200 ft of gluedown over OSB. I did go across all the joists, which meant a change in floor direction in two places.
 
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How thick is your subfloor? Plywood or OSB?
 
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It's definately plywood and without looking I'll say it's 3/4. Do I need to thicken up the floor- the new floor is only 1/2- not very heavy. There are 2 sets of stairs right near each other- it wouldnt look good if they were going in different directions.
Can I do this without any problems ???
 
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