Glue | Herringbone Installation
Glue installation is a method used on prefinished, engineered hardwood floor. This approach uses wood floor adhesive to secure your flooring directly onto the subfloor—so, subfloor preparation is critical. Make sure that you leave a large enough expansion gap from the wall to allow the wood to contract and expand. Check out our glue installation guide for engineered hardwood floors.
- Wood floor adhesive: high quality urethane adhesive is recommended.
- Rubber Mallet
- Hand or power saw
Things to keep in mind:
- Always review the instructions included in your box thoroughly before you start installation.
- Lay your flooring only after sheetrock and tile work are thoroughly dried and all but the final woodwork and trim have been completed.
- Clean your subfloor by removing paint, wax, oil, plaster, “sheetrock mud”, and other foreign materials, as well as obvious surface irregularities.