02:10PM | 06/30/03
Member Since: 06/29/03
7 lifetime posts
I'm going to install tongue-and-groove parquet on a concrete slab. Last year I put in 240 square feet of ceramic floor tile in a single day, by myself. I would prefer not to attempt 430 square feet of wood in one day. Is it okay to divide the job up into 2 or 3 sections, or will the adhesive shrink too much overnight, causing a noticable line between sections? Can I at least save the borders for the next day? Thanks.
Pat Fuller


05:46PM | 06/30/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i don't recall wood mastic shrinking,so i think you can do it over a few days,same with the boarders........maybe one of our wood guys will post with additional information.good luck

Graham Flooring

03:42PM | 07/01/03
Of course you can break it up into as many days as you can handle.

I dont think i can recall any type of flooring that must be layed in one day.

Good luck .

KD Fisher

05:27AM | 07/09/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts
Good points! Someone without the knowledge of using adhesives may run into problems. Just be careful not to have any of the adhesive run outside the control line areas where it will be continued the next day.

If you have an uneven subfloor you may find adding the borders the next day may not engage as well as you expect after the adhesive cures.

Ken Fisher
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