I had a Bruce Engineered Hardwood Floor installed about 1.5 years ago with the glue down method.
About a year ago, I noticed that one plank was buckling -- it seemed to have become unglued from the concrete subfloor. Since then, that spot has grown to 2 -3 unglued planks and another plank about 6 feet away is also buckling.
The buckling planks are not located near windows or any other obvious sources of moisture. However, when I was preparing the subfloor in another part of my house to install a tile floor a couple weeks ago, I noticed some spots with a small amount of condensation. I live in Las Vegas, which gets about 4 inches of rain per year. The first plank buckled after I was out of the house for a week last July and had the thermostat turned up to 85 degrees.
So, I'm not sure if moisture is the culprit or if the buckling is due to expanding/contracting of the planks or some other reason. Any thoughts?
Considering the information above, what is the best way to proceed with fixing the floor? Bruce sells a kit that allows you to inject adhesive directly under the plank. Has anyone had success with such a kit? Or is it better to remove the planks and reglue them.
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