07:34AM | 09/25/03
Member Since: 08/16/03
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I bought all of the wood from Lo-wes last night. 35 boxes of Bruce Engineered Hardwood Flooring. Its the single planks(3ply) with tongue and groove on the side. I called Bruce and talked to them about the installation becasuse I wanted to make sure that I didnt void my 15 year warranty and they said that I had to glue the flooring to the concrete in order to keep my warranty.

So I cleaned it with TPC i think its called, then I will roll on a layer of concrete primer, let that dry for 2 days, then apply a layer of glue and lay down my flooring a few pieces at a time.

Does this sound off the wall to everyone?



09:23AM | 09/25/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
Wierd. Is there a new process I do not know about? This sounds off the wall to me.
Have you done a moisture test on the concrete?
I am just flabergasted.


09:34AM | 09/25/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
Well, I checked, and now it looks like bruce is giving the ok to glue down to concrete. I guess adhesives have gotten alot better recently so go for it! Follow the instructions completely, and you should be fine.


10:48AM | 09/25/03
Member Since: 08/16/03
15 lifetime posts
floorcraft, thanks for your blessing, i was getting worried!

i would like to perform a moisture test on the concrete, how would i go about doing this?

i am going to lo-wes tonight, what should i get?


12:24PM | 09/25/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
The one way to test I hear about most often is Alkelai testing. Not sure how it works, but search for it on the net. I have done a basic test by getting a square about 2x2 of plastic and tape it on the concrete all 4 sides, a couple days later, if there is major condensation, you have a problem.


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