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HBowler

07:36PM | 08/24/03
Member Since: 08/23/03
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I'm planning to put hardwood plywood down in 2 ft. squares right on a concrete slab. The home is in Phoenix AZ where the climate doesn't require a moisture barrier. Most floors here are laid right on the concrete, from sheet vinyl to ceramic tile and engineered wood floors. My question is, how should I attach the plywood to the concrete? I don't want to use nails or screws because it will ruin the finished look of the floor. Will liquid nails (or some other adhesive) keep the plywood in place well enough? Also, the 2 ft. square sections will be laid with small gaps in between to resemble large tiles. What should I use to fill the gaps?

carpetman

03:29PM | 08/25/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i have not seen this type of flooring,but if its wood ,a hardwood mastic will hold it down.(available at any home depot)as to what to put between,i dont think grout would work,poss some kind of silicon caulk.or one other thing,vinyl tile is sometimes put down with an accent strip.(available at a flooring supply house)......good luck

AWoodFloorSpecialist

07:47PM | 08/25/03
Member Since: 07/24/03
80 lifetime posts
The product you should use for gluing down your plywood squares is "US Mastic II". I think liquid nails type products will have a bonding failure over a period of time. You can find out more about this product at

Kentucky Wood Floors

Contact Information:
PO Box 33276
Louisville, KY
United States of America

phone: 502-451-6024
fax: 502-451-6027 http://www.kentuckywood.com

I like your idea of using Oak plywood cut into 2' x 2' squares. As for the gaps you can use Grain Filler made by Famowood and sold at Home Depot. Another possibility is an epoxy filler made by 3M.

Check out:
http://www.harvesterfloors.com/catalog/filler%20sub/glue.html

Franklyn
http://WoodFloorist.com

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