Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

engineered hardwood


trotter's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 349
TN

12-30-12, 01:00 PM   #1  
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.

 
Sponsored Links
Furd's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 18,332
WA

12-30-12, 08:20 PM   #2  
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.

 
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation

Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 39,968
GA

12-31-12, 04:34 AM   #3  
The only thing I can add is to lay it with the tongue going forward.

 
trotter's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 349
TN

01-01-13, 04:25 PM   #4  
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 .

 
Search this Thread