At Woodwrights Wide Plank Flooring we know that using the glue-down method is the most effective way to install your wood floors. Glue-downs with a quality adhesive will create a dramatic difference in the outcome of your completed project, both short-term and long-term.  Investing in a proper glue-down installment will guarantee satisfaction and result in a finer quality finished product.


Product we use: STAUF Adhesive

  • STAUF Adhesives are safe for the environment and are certified green products
  • This adhesive forms a stronger bond with the wood than any other adhesive
  •  Highly resistant to aging
  •  Remains Elastic
  •  Suitable for radiant heat systems with primer
  • Allows normal dimensional changes in wood flooring
  • Very low odor


How it’s done:

  • The glue down method is used predominately on concrete slabs, but can be used on mostly any surface such as plywood, stone, vinyl and ceramic tile
  • Glue-downs are installed by the notched trowel spreading of adhesive on the subfloor in a pre-determined area
  • Planks are laid over determined glued area. This process is repeated until the entire space is completed
  • Cure time is between 24-48 hours, directly after that normal traffic can then take place


Why glue-down method is better:

  • Most consumers prefer the solid feeling of wood floors underfoot; floating floors do not give same support (they feel hollow)
  • High strength glue forms a bond with the bottom of the wood during it’s curing process. This makes cupping/movement less likely to occur
  • Using an Adhesive will form a bond with the wood. This will stabilize planks much more effectively
  • Once cured, the glue adds another moisture barrier to protect against humidity


Learn more about the adhesives we use by clicking the links below:

Solid Plank Adhesive

Engineered Plank Adhesive


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