PVAc?? Glue for tongue and groove floating floor?

Old 10-11-07, 10:27 AM
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PVAc?? Glue for tongue and groove floating floor?

I am installing my first floated floor. I purchased Thomasville from Home Depot. Thomasville instructions said to use a good PVAc glue. I called them and they said to use Roberts 1406. Well nobody has it and I called Roberts and it's discontinued. I have started my installation with Franklin's Titebond II. Can I continue with this? Occasionally I have trouble getting the planks all the way together. Is that from too much glue? Thanks for any help you can provide.
Old 10-12-07, 10:16 AM
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Not a pro here, but since no one responded yet,

Roberts 1406 is probably what they "recommend". The instructions call for a good PVAc glue. Titebond II IS a PVAc glue so you'll be fine with that.
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to glue or not to glue....

One issue you might be seeing is the hydraulic action of the glue, if you’re compressing the glue in the groove and it doesn’t have an escape route gaps will appear one you release your hold pressure. I’d suggest place a bead of glue on the upper and lower portions of the groove and resist the urge to squirt lots of glue into the bottom of the groove.

As for moisture content. I'd suggest you dry to wood, sticker it, leave it for a while and then cut your T&G. The flooring will acclimate to the local environment and as a result you’ll have minimal movement post install.

One thing you might not have thought about is your end cuts, this often overlooked. Gaps in a floor always look terrible, they seem to look worse when they’re at the end of the board. As a result make sure you have a nice clean 90 degree cut at the end. Don’t worry about end matching, unless you have big swings in moisture levels (live near the great lakes, costal etc.) you’ll be fine not end matching on a narrow floor. If you’re going above 8” you should think about face nailing the flooring anyway. Use a good filler to close out any gaps, I like Timbermate due to their variety of colors.
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No, it is called the used of strap clamps!!!
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Why glue the tongue and groove

So is the compression from the tapping not enough to keep the floor boards from seperating at the T and G joint? Is the glue just to prevent separation?

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