Glad to see this forum. I've been away from the forum while remodeling my parent's home and working 60 hour weeks.(boy what fun!!) Thanks for all your help in the past.
Have any of you guys/gals used any pre-finished 3/8" glue-down laminate flooring. It's kinda like parquet, but actually the 3" strips like hardwood.
This product was purchased a couple of years ago, Now I see that they (manufacturers) claim it can be stapled in t&g fashion with a 1/4" pneumatic stapler after placing bead of liquid nails adhesive on back. Anyone tried this? I'm open to suggestions,opinions, and even a little humor at this stage in the game. Thanks for your ideas.
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Thanks for your input, I have no intentions to pester the forum. I'll let you guys know how it works after I give it a try. It'll be a little while though, waiting on drywall finisher to finish. Hate to ruin that flooring with the dust.
Wow! This one completely slipped by without my having seen it at all.
Also - Wow! I have little to nothing to say about it, having never stapled flooring before. :)
I guess it's kinda' like Pergo flooring, right? With interlocking T&G along the edges and across the ends?
Seems to me that it'd work, provided the LN beads on the back are soft enough to spread when the strips are applied. Otherwise, it seems that the pressure of stapling could split the strips.
Another thought - if the flooring is going into any kind of moist location (bathroom, kitchen, mud room?) I'd think that galvanized staples would be the mode o' day. Regardless of the location in the house, I'd also think that extreme caution during the installation would be in order so as to prevent any construction adhesive from getting on the surface of the flooring. Nasty as that stuff is to clean up, especially after it's been smeared around by one's knees, it'd be worth doing to really keep your eyes open for squeezeout & such.
Sounds kinda' like a fun project, though - with huge immediate visual feedback.