Different Methods To Lay Down an Engineered Floor.

June 25th, 2012
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Engineered flooring can be nailed, glued or just laid floating relying on its own weight to hold it in place. Use the guide below to choose the installation method that suits your situation.

1. Glue it together.

When the method is a floating floor apply a bead of glue to the tongue of each board and tap it into place with a block.

2. Nailed.

Rapidly secure the boards to the existing floor without having to wipe up any glue.

3. Adhered.

Lay the boards in a bed of adhesive, as you would tile. This works particularly well over cured concrete, where you can’t use nails.

4. Click and lock.

This floating floor has specially milled tongues and grooves that lock together without glue or fixings. It’s the quickest  installation method.

Can Engineered Floors Be Refinished?

Yes, they can, at least once. Floors with a wear layer less than 2 millimeters thick can tolerate a light scuff-sanding with a buffer. Thicker top layers can be sanded just like solid wood, allowing you to erase deeper scratches and dents. An engineered floor with a 3-millimeter top, for instance, can handle two refinishing s. Just be sure your flooring pro knows your floor’s specs and refinishing history before he begins.

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