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Gluing Down Hardwood Floors

Posted on August 19th, 2011 In: News, Wood Floor Polishing News

When it comes to the installation of a hardwood floor, those wishing to do it themselves who do not really fancy all of the rigmarole of nailing it down have another option that is well worth considering – trying a glue down floor instead.

The installation of a glue down “tongue and groove” hardwood floor is actually a whole lot simpler and easier than a lot of people may think. It is true that the cost of acquiring all of the materials that are necessary to be able to install a glue down floor may be more than the costs associated with the installation of a standard hardwood floor. However, at the end of the day being able to do it yourself saves an awful lot of money on hiring professional installers to do the job instead (even if you may still wish to think about hiring floor sanding and polishing professionals once you are done).

Pre-finished hardwood should be used for the purposes of a glue down floor. This is usually laminated, not dissimilar to plywood, in order to be able to give added strength while still remaining relatively thin in size. Generally speaking, pre-finished hardwood is one half inch (or three-eighths) thick, to make the change to adjacent room flooring that much simpler. Once you make sure you have the colouring and graining you desire, decide on the edge treatment you prefer.

The flooring should be installed in sections, with the final section being the one by the door.

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