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 Post subject: Glue Assist
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:21 am 
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I will be installing 3/4” solid cherry with random widths (3-6”).

Installation will be over a 3/4 OSB subfloor with a finished and conditioned basement below.

Should I be going with glue assist to ensure that all planks adhere correctly to the OSB? I was thinking of using Bona 850t in a serpentine on the planks. Is it necessary to put on all planks or just those that are 6” wide. I don’t know if it would create an issue in height if I only applied to the wide planks.

Also, would anyone recommend using a roll on moisture barrier?

I will most likely be using 2” cleats.


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 Post subject: Re: Glue Assist
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:41 am 
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That roll on moisture barrier is probably defined as a retarder in the fine print. The ideal barrier would be a full spread adhesive then nail. This way the cleat nails can pick up some of the adhesive and encapsulate the area from below. The roll on stuff dries and hardens unless someone can say otherwise as it's a newer application I'm not well versed on.

Why not use an engineered hardwood?

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 Post subject: Re: Glue Assist
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Hi Ken,

I chose solid hardwood for various reasons and I’m sure we could debate on the pros and cons. In any case, the flooring will be milled to spec and delivered in the next 6 weeks. Purchased from another Ohio mill, perhaps similar to yours but catering to customers looking for a more rustic style. Your products look and sound very nice.

I’m thinking I will use Wakol MS-262 adhesive in a bead. This will be used in conjunction with the cleats. I see most use 2” cleats but I would prefer to not go through the subfloor. Would 1-3/4” be a better option?

My basement is fully finished and conditioned.

Any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Glue Assist
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My basement is fully finished and conditioned


In that case you're probably good to go so long as there are no other issues that can affect the subfloor you are nailing to. That's where the majority of problems originate from.

http://www.uptownfloors.com/preparation ... esting.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Glue Assist
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Good article link. I have a moisture meter, and plan to check the hardwood during the acclimation process. My home was built in 2013, and the basement is fully conditioned. I have a hygrometer downstairs and it measures approx 41% humidity. Upstairs measures approx 31%. I do have a pellet stove on the main level and it is February. The stove had been running today. So these values are a bit drastic during this season.

I am thinking of rolling on the Wakol PU-280 moisture retardant just to ensure that the higher humidity downstairs does not find it’s way into the new flooring. Maybe overkill but possibly worth it.


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