To glue down a pine floor or not

22 Aug 2004
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United Kingdom
Got a "floor expert" to come in this week and lay my 21mm prefinished T&G pine floor (from B&Q) onto a standard chipboard floor. His idea is to glue the pine boards to the chipboard floor, as well as nail, and glue the joints. Not sure I like this idea, it would be impossible to lift the floor without cutting out the chipboard subfloor (if I had to get to pipes underneath).

I did ask questions before about laying this type of floor, the replies were nailing was the way to go, no mention of glueing to the subfloor (floating floor not possible due to size of room).

Any comments/advice would be appreciated.


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Better still to remove the old chipboards then nail the T&G onto the joists.

This will give you the same floor level as before and give you a chance to put in extra pipe or wiring underneath the flooring.

I know they do chipboard nails type for this but I don't like them as it would do more damaged to the groove of the T&G unless the hole are pre-drill.

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