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Old 07-24-2007, 10:15 PM   #1
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Engineered glue down

so I've read most threads about flooring. We see hardwood (and hardwood look alikes) in lots of trailers. We've been looking at the 5/16" glue down engineered flooring which is supposed to be very stable due to its plywood type construction, enough so for basement floors and unheated spaces. Of course a small expansion joint, but I would think it glued down would help stabalize the floor too, but wondering what experience people have had. Have a clean solid plywood floor at this point.
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In my humble opinion, bad idea. One of the joys of the Pergo and pergo-like floors is that they are easy to install, easy to remove, and tolerant of water (or so the ads say). I think it would be a big mistake to put down a flooring over the Airstream plywood that was semi-permanent. As vintage afficiando, I wonder how many times the floors in a 30-40-50 year young Airstream has gone from linoleum, to tiles, to carpet, to Pergo? And how many times has a rearrangement of cabinets demanded a new floor?

Make it easy. I don't care if the Pergo is a little loose and might even squeak a little because I put it in a little tight--what I want is current ease of maintenance (carpet, ugh) and the ease of mind that I can take it out and change the color, or orientation, or placement--without tearing the floor apart.

Wait till you have the water flood catastrophe and need to get the floor up just to dry it out...or the new significant other hates the color/orientation.

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Another consideration is; what happens if you need to pull out the refrigerator. The new floor might be too high to get it out. I could pull my pergo out from that area if I had to.


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goransons, what's the weight of the engineered versus pergo? it seems like the engineered is more of a hassle than what it's worth.

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well the weight is actually less on the samples we looked at, being 5/16 of an inch thick, and a 25 year warranty. We have the entire kitchen out including the fridge,and both couches, so the bathtub and bathroom wall are our only things to cut around (toilet is out too). I've put lots of pergo in, and lots of glue down, I'm not so worried about the effort, but was worried about flex etc in the trailer.
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Wood floors should "float" so they can expand and contract. Gluing or screwing the flooring into the floor won't allow it to do this.
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You hit on the main reason I wouldn't glue it down - Flex. Then there are the other reasons mentioned above.
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I have pulled out carpet and put in the floating floor and think it actually weighs less than the carpet.
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