Forum Title: Use underlayment pad with glue down wood floor??
I purchased some 9/16 engineered t&g wood floor that can be floated or glued down. I'm not sure which I will be doing, but I went ahead and purchased the best quality pad they had. It's not plasticy or foam, but more like rubber/cork feeling. My question is, the salesman told me the best installation would be to glue the pad to the slab, then glue the wood to the pad. I've never heard of this method. Has anyone else? Seems like overkill with little to no noticed benefit. Thanks for any help!! Ron
Category: Flooring Post By: HERBERT FRANKLIN (Norwalk, CT), 02/08/2019

Of course the salesman told you that. That way he can sell you twice the glue! lmao! Follow what the manufacturer says, not the salesman. Youre going to want to make sure youre installing to spec as to avoid voiding any warranties. Some companies will void your warranty if you dont use a specific adhesive. Check those directions and if you cant find them, call the manufacturer.

- JOANN MAY (Meriden, CT), 05/19/2019

Ronman said: ? I purchased some 9/16 engineered t&g wood floor that can be floated or glued down. I'm not sure which I will be doing, but I went ahead and purchased the best quality pad they had. It's not plasticy or foam, but more like rubber/cork feeling. My question is, the salesman told me the best installation would be to glue the pad to the slab, then glue the wood to the pad. I've never heard of this method. Has anyone else? Seems like overkill with little to no noticed benefit. Thanks for any help!! RonClick to expand... What's the name of the pad material? Welcome to the forum, Ron

- MATTIE REEVES (Binghamton, NY), 05/07/2019

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