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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scotttyb

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.

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