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Glue for laying floating engineered flooring

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by janieJones123, 12 Oct 2020.

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    I am going to be laying a floating, tongue and grooved engineered flooring in my bedroom. It's on the first floor and suspended timber subfloor. I was wondering what glue people would recommend for the T&G joints, or is any good weatherproof PVA glue sufficient? I would rather use something I can get from a local DIY store rather than buy online and wait a week or more for it to arrive (in case I run out and need more halfway through the job).

    Watching this video and see he uses:

    https://www.toolden.co.uk/brands/illbruck/illbruck-adhesives/illbruck-wd120-weather-proof-pva-1kg/

    My plan is to also lift the floor sheets, and lay insulation between it and the ceiling downstairs, before refitting the sheets, laying the underlay and installing the floor. I will be removing the skirting boards and cutting under the door jambs etc.
     
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    Most DIY chains will stock PVA for floating floors, half a litre normally does about 10m2 of flooring if that helps with how much you need.
     
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    Ah great, thanks @crazydaze and @SFK. So regular PVA will do. This works out well as I have around half a 5L bottle of B&Q standard PVA that I can pour into an applicator bottle. (y)
     
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    Shocking video that. No clamps used as well to tighter the boards up.
     
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    @dazlight This was the video I was using as a guide on actually laying my floor. I've seen a number that use painters tape to hold boards together.
     
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    Just as bad. There must be better videos lol. get some ratchet clamps at B&Q. Really cheap.
     
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    That’s it mate. Get 3-4 of them. B&Q sell them in store I think
     
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