COMMUNITY FORUM

gizzard

07:00PM | 01/15/07
Member Since: 01/14/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
I have 20,000 sq ft of salvaged pine flooring. It is about 100 years old, hard and dry. It is edge cut. Some pieces are up to 20 foot long. It is 4 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick, and has hardly been worn. There is not one knot in the entire lot. Some it has broken tongues, or the bottom of the groove is missing. If I re-tongue it, I spend time and lose width. I was thinking that I could directly glue these boards to the subfloor, 3/4 plywood or sturdifloor. This is a new installation. Any thoughts?

flooringworldDOTorg

09:24PM | 01/15/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
it is no recommended to direct-glue solid wood flooring.

some say its ok.

I think its a disaster waiting to happen becaue of the extremely low dimensional stability of solid wood flooring with the changes of humidity/temp that causes expansion and contraction, especially so with softer woods like pine that expand and contract alot more than other woods.

_____________________________________________

There are two ways to do any job. The right way and the wrong way. Do it right everytime.

_____________________________________________

http://flooringworld.org/

_____________________________________________
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Handscraped finishes join the rustic, old-world feel of antique flooring with the durability and simplified installation b... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1