How to Glue Down Hardwood Floor

If you are going to glue down hardwood floor, there are several things of which you need to be aware. Installing glue down hardwood is one of the most difficult flooring installations that you could take on. While it is a simple process, you have to be very detail oriented to make it work. Here are a few things to remember when gluing down a hardwood floor.

Subfloor Preparation

The first step is to make sure that the subfloor is prepared correctly. If there are dips in the floor, you need to do everything that you can to level them. Using floor patch is a good way to level out any imperfections in the floor. Make sure that the floor is very clean and free from dirt or dust.

Applying the Glue

After the subfloor is prepared, apply the glue. Make sure not to get too much glue the floor. Most of the time, you should only keep about 3-feet or less on the floor at a time. If you're using 3-inch wide planks, this will be enough for 12 boards. Ensure that you use the recommended trowel height for your particular glue.