Parquet wood flooring - Glue or nail?

Discussion in 'Wood' started by JTC, Oct 11, 2023.

  1. JTC

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    Hi have engineer oak flooring to be layed in a herringbone style and going directly on to q mark plyboars. The playboard is nailed to wooden floor and is all even.
    Do I use flooring adhesive , nails or both?
    I've seen glue used previously and with nails for extra securness but wondering if I can get away from using glue. Thoughts and advice please
     
  2. AngryAndy

    AngryAndy Well-Known Member

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    Use an MS Polymer wood floor adhesive. Rewmar MS Polymer or F Balls B95, there are others.
     
  3. JTC

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    Thank you. Can I ask what the benefits are of using adhesive over nails ? Tha ks
     
  4. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    We always fully bond engineered wood herringbone.
     
  5. JTC

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    What type and what size of nails to use whilst also using adhesive?
     
  6. AngryAndy

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    Just glue it down. Full coverage adhesive with a V notch trowel. No nails required.
     
  7. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Just don't do engineered parquet, be easier :D
     
  8. JTC

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    Is there any voters of people Only using nails for herringbone flooring or is it glue only?
     
  9. AngryAndy

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    If you really want to nail it, then nail it, but the consensus on here would be to just glue it. It will be easier and it's the right thing to do.
     
  10. dazlight

    dazlight Super Moderator

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    Yeah glue all day long.
     
  11. JTC

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    Cheers for the advice boys.

    The reason im asking regarding nails or tongue and grove screws is if temperature changes or the wood expands I dont want the floor to be bouncy
     

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