Wood floor glue – Hardwood floors are an excellent way to add quality and warmth to a room, and many homeowners switch to hardwood floors to increase the value of their homes. Many hardwoods are available to choose from, including oak, maple, cherry, and even bamboo, but there are only a few options for installing them. The two most common installation options for natural wood are gluing and nailing.
When the gluing method is used, you spread a layer of glue over the subfloor and slide the wood into place. The glue can be spread out to accommodate several boards at once, so it can be glued quickly, but some glues work better than others, depending on the material. Installers consider urethane glues the most reliable. Wood floors that are designed to be glued down are typically thinner and therefore less expensive than hardwood floors that are nailed down.
In general, homeowners make more mistakes trying to install glued wood floors than any other type of floor. Glue is a significant variable, and the wrong type of glue, a wrong amount of glue, glue spread the wrong way or a subfloor that has not been cleaned properly can ruin the project. Nailed versions are easier for owners who want to do the project themselves.