Installation Help for Engineered

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Old 09-23-08, 08:20 AM
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Installation Help for Engineered

Hello All,

I am doing my first engineered install and the instructions from the vendor say to float it by gluing the edges.

I am wondering.... is it ok to use a brad nailer to just fasten it to the OSB subfloor?

The flooring is 3/8 by 3" by random lengths.

I have the underlayment for the moisture barrier to go on top of the OSB.

Thanks,
Dean
 
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Old 09-23-08, 07:31 PM
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It is OK, if you want a squeak factory.

If it is a floating design, ONLY, don't try to reinvent the wheel. There is a good reason it is floating only. It problably has a sloppy fit on the T&G to accept the glue, so it won't hydroloc, from joint compression, upon installation. Float it using a PVA Type II adhesive, Like Frankin's Titebond-II and the use of strap clamps to get good compression, and approved blue painters tape, to hold things together, while you get another bite with the strap clamps.
 
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Old 09-24-08, 05:25 AM
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fyi... DO NOT use warped boards ! even if the instructions say its ok.
been there, done that.
 
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Old 09-25-08, 05:19 AM
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Thanks for the advice... what are strap clamps?
 
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Old 09-25-08, 05:25 AM
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Thanks for the advice... what are strap clamps?
 
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Old 09-26-08, 05:35 AM
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Do a google search.

They are a must in any glue together floor. All craftsmen, clamp their glued together projects.
 
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