Engineered Wood Floors - Glue or Float

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Old 04-26-07, 08:56 AM
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Question Engineered Wood Floors - Glue or Float

I'm installing a Tecsun engineered wood floor over a concrete slab. It's a three ply, three plank floor. The moisture test was high so a moisture vapor barrier was installed. I'm getting conflicting advice about whether to glue or float. It seems people have their favorite but that there's no clear answer. Glued supposedly gives a more solid floor and floating supposedly allows the floor to move as a whole if there are any moisture problems.

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What kind of "moisture barrier" ?
 
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float or glue down eng flooring

I installed a Lowes engineered strip flooring on a dry slab 2 years ago with their recommended mastic. I have an oriental rug in the middle of the floor. The other day when walking on the floor I heard a pop. It appears the glue has released the planks in certain locations. When I installed the floor originally, I really buttered up these planks with glue. How do I solve this problem? Jethro
 
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Popping of glue down engineered flooring is often due to the substrate not being flat.
 
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