Engineered hardwood: glue or float?

dwpcNovember 27, 2012

One vendor is proposing floating the floor on an isolation pad; the T&G joints only get glued. Another says glued-down to the slab is better; solid feel and no hollow sound. Same flooring. How do we know which method is better for our home? The total for the glued-down installation is about 10% more expensive.

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I can't tell you the technical specifics of glue versus float, but what I can tell you is that I would never float a floor, for the sole reason I hate the hollow sound when you walk on them. And I have walked on a floating floor with "isoloation padding" as well, but it still sounds too hollow to me. So to me it would be worth the extra money to glue it down.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 10:57PM
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