Question by  annab144 (12)

What is the process for gluing hardwood floor to a concrete sub floor?

I need to glue hardwood floors to a concrete sub floor.


Answer by  turkinforalivin (1279)

FFirst you need to clean the floor, making sure it is free of all dust and debris. Then spread flooring-grade wood glue using a skip trowel and lay the wood.


Answer by  mfernandez (36)

I would not recommended gluing it down, because wood expands and contracts with changes in humidity. If you were to glue it the floor would end up wavy and not very appealing. Another option might be laminate flooring, which floats over your existing sub floor with no glue required.


Answer by  butchbri (33)

Clean concrete thoroughly. If possible, powerwash it. Prepping the concrete is the most important. Make sure that it is completely dust free. Choose a good glue product. There's one called "Liquid Nails" that works great. Otherwise, consult your local building material store for an appropriate glue. Make sure that when glueing, there is enough glue on the board.


Answer by  dumpnrun77 (276)

The very first thing you want to do is check the specs on the hardwood and do a moisture test on the concrete substrate. As long as your testing goes well you can prepare for installation. First you need to make sure that the floor is level,clear of obstructions, and dust free. You can begin spreading rows of glue now.


Answer by  Sararu (27)

Be sure to place the glue on the actual hardwood rather than the concrete. Then, as you lay them down, snap them into place.

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