Floating floor planks in a wall ?

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Old 07-22-12, 06:22 PM
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Question Floating floor planks in a wall ?

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I would like to know if anyone already try to cover a wall with floating floor planks ?, i want to put them and nail them to avoid them to fall, what do you think ?.
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Old 07-22-12, 06:36 PM
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Hard to hide nails. I'd suggest construction adhesive.
 
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Old 07-22-12, 06:41 PM
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yes , i thought about that but im scared that they will fallwith time if the glue dont hold , dont you think ?.
 
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My in-laws' lake place has tongue and groove flooring on some of the ceilings and walls without any visible fasteners, so it is possible to do it but I don't know exactly how it was done.
 
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Old 07-22-12, 07:57 PM
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Just nail into the framing, driving at an angle from the top of the tongue back toward the back of the plank.

Using a mallet-driven flooring nailer will be light-years easier than attempting to do this by hand. Plus, the special J-shaped, ridge-shanked nails you use with one of those are the nail for holding flooring in place.
 
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My answer assumed manufactured prefinished laminated press-&-lock flooring since he said floating. If he really means tongue and grove then yes nails in the tongue.
 
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Old 07-22-12, 09:28 PM
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My answer assumed manufactured prefinished laminated press-&-lock flooring since he said floating.
So that's what "floating" meant!
 
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Old 07-23-12, 03:27 AM
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Yeah, laminate, probably 7mm thick. Too thin to nail through the tongue. PL Advanced construction adhesive will not release. You need to make sure that is what you want to do, because any changes will require possible sheetrock removal. Another product to use would be tile mastic, since the back of the laminate is smooth, it will adhere well. Trowel it on the wall using a 1/8" v notched trowel, apply your laminate.
 
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Ok, I guess i should experiment and see what works better .
I was hoping somebody already tried it but that's ok with all this help .
Thanks everybody for your help and time
 
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