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