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07:00PM | 01/15/07
Member Since: 01/14/07
1 lifetime posts
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?


09:24PM | 01/15/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 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.



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