1/8" vs. 1/4" v-notch trowel


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Old 08-28-06, 02:11 PM
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1/8" vs. 1/4" v-notch trowel

hello, i'm installing bruce 3/8 x 3" hardwood on concrete sub, and I have to glue it. I'm butting it up to existing floor (same type) and I wanted to know if I can use a 1/8" v-notch trowel
because the height of the seam between the 2 floors is the same with the new flooring just sitting on subfloor. Will the 1/8 give me enough adhesion? By the way, the older floor had a peel and stick application, and my in laws didnt specify when ordering, so now i gotta glue it. Anyway, if this isn't completely confusing, let me know what You guys think. This will be my first glue down floor, I've done several floating. Thanks!
 
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First off you need to flatten the substrate to within 1/8" in 6 feet, or your going to have hollow areas.

Then use the recommended 3/16 notch trowel. The adhesive will squish down, just stand on the board after placement.

Don't even think about using a carpet glue 1/8" trowel!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 08-29-06, 03:49 PM
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thanks, dude.....i got the right trowel and the floor turned out great!
 
 

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