Useful Facts

Why should I glue down my wooden floor rather than floating it?

  • Higher quality installation, with solid feel. No movement under foot.
  • No “hollow sound” like floating installation, which is noisy particularly with a heel
  • It is possible to repair a damaged board in the middle of the installed area.
  • Best result after sanding after some years. Floating floors move which affects the result after sanding the floor.
  • You can install big areas without “joints” between different rooms or big areas.
  • You do not have to have edge trims around the perimeter of the floor.
  • The Wakol adhesives are specifically rated for under floor heating.

Wakol MS Polymer adhesives vs polyurethane adhesives (old school adhesives).

  • Newest technology, firm elastic which restricts the floors movement. Less cupping, and general movement of the floor.
  • Environmental friendly, low VOC.
  • Easy application
  • Easy removability from pre-finished parquet surface if glue is spilt on the floor. Does not mark the floor like a polyurethane.

Wakol One Component PU 280 Primer / Moisture barrier vs two component epoxy primer (old technology)

  • No mixing, as is one component.
  • No wastage, as you do not have to mix a hardener.
  • Environmental friendly
  • Less consumption
  • Easy application, cures in hours, allowing same day installation of wooden floor.
  • Fast curing.
  • Strengthen up weak concrete subfloors because it penetrates the subfloor, it is not creating a skin on top like many epoxies.
  • Blocks moisture to a higher level than Epoxy

Full surface bonding glue down versus cordon system with glue sausages (stripes of glue)

  • Higher security when the wooden floor starts moving due to different climatic conditions (relative humidity, temperature).
  • No “hollow sound”, which you get with the sausages as there are hollow spots between the stripes of glue.
  • You can install big areas without “joints” between different rooms or big areas
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