engineered hardwood


Old 12-30-12, 01:00 PM
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engineered hardwood

I had a few questions on laying engineered hardwood floor 3/8".
Is the recommended method for laying on a wood subfloor the nail/staple method or glue down?
Also is it to be applied with the tongue facing room ?
And if using felt is it to be layed in same direction of floor,with joist?
Ive seen different answers online .
Any info is appreciated.
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Old 12-30-12, 08:20 PM
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Pure and simple, follow the manufacturer's recommendations. Many brands and styles within a particular brand can be laid in several different manners but you MUST do it in accordance with the instructions or any warranty is null and void.

If a manufacturer recommends using a foam underlayment (usually their own) you cannot use rosin paper UNLESS the manufacturer specifies that rosin paper is an acceptable alternative to the foam underlayment. If they specify a particular glue then use that glue.
Old 12-31-12, 04:34 AM
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The only thing I can add is to lay it with the tongue going forward.
Old 01-01-13, 04:25 PM
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It states i can use either technique nail or glue,and tar paper may be used as underlayment...
I guess (underlayment)it is to be laid in same direction as hardwood if installed w nail gun.

Still unsure which method for install would be best .

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