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carpetman

05:09PM | 10/23/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i also contacted mohawk,and got the same answer.....no warranty,not recommended.

so why not use a regular floating floor? they seem to look the same and you can refinish them if needed.what dont you like about floating floors?

lfm

06:19PM | 10/23/03
Member Since: 10/18/03
5 lifetime posts
Thank you, MD Bob.
I checked Bruce website, and …
Bruce has numbers of different planks of different species of ENGINEERED FLOOR 3/8” that is specified to be glued down on concrete.


lfm

05:15AM | 10/24/03
Member Since: 10/18/03
5 lifetime posts
Sorry, I did not answer carpetman question: “so why not use a regular floating floor? they seem to look the same and you can refinish them if needed.what dont you like about floating floors?”
I don’t like floating engineered floor (5” and 7” wide), so called long strips, because when assembled, it doesn’t look like real hardwood floor or parquet. I would prefer either solid wood floor, or engineered planks.
I think my research is over: I have a tip on Bruce (floor to glue down right on concrete), and I also found engineered floor in planks that can float – Mannington Mills. In fact, Mannington Mills specified that their floor can be floating, or glued down, some also stapled, but not nailed.
By the way, I am talking only about engineered HARDWOOD floor, not laminate.

Floorcraft

07:53AM | 10/24/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
The mannington wood is very impressive. They come in small strips and look very much like real 3/4 inch solid, but it is an engineered. Some of the best realistic engineered I have seen, even though I like Kahrs planks when it comes to manufacturing.

carpetman

08:47PM | 10/24/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
anything mannington mgf's is first quality,they would be a very good choice...good luck with your new floor.

odorsey

06:44PM | 11/09/03
Member Since: 11/08/03
1 lifetime posts
Try Noblehouse. You can find it at Noblehousefloors.com or Todayswoodfloors.com Solid wood floors that can be installed floating on concrete, using a unique clip system. I just install them in my home. The floor looks great and the price was very reasonable.

karenmun

10:48PM | 04/19/04
Member Since: 04/18/04
1 lifetime posts
We would like to install the 2 1/4" solid oak flooring that NobleHouse makes using their clip system, but we have some questions:

1) Does the floor buckle even if you leave 1/2" gap for expansion? We live in Houston, TX and have high humidity in the summer.

2) How well do the clips pull the boards together?

3) Does the floor have the same look as a nailed down installation?

Any opinions/suggestions you have regarding the NobleHouse clip system would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Floorcraft

09:04AM | 04/20/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
If the humidity is kept at a constant level, I can see that, but if you glue only a 3/4 solid and the humidity jumps around from high to low....look out!
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