Wood floor glued on particle board

One of the major advantages of gluing a floor is the fact that the floor parts are less prone to move due to the subfloor bonding. In addition, this method is also very suitable for rooms with large spans.

Wood floor glued on particle board installation method

With this particle board installation method, the solid hardwood parts are glued to and nailed to the subfloor. This makes it possible to install floorboards in any desired width.

Properties of this installation method

  • Sounds just like the subfloor (concrete, wood), reducing the so-called clogs.
    Not demountable.
  • The floor is based on a very stable construction.
  • The application is suitable for sand cement, anhydrite, tiles, whether or not combined with underfloor heating.
  • Not applicable to a cork or linoleum work floor.
  • The expansion and shrinkage of the floorboards is very limited and therefore the seams and interstices are limited.
  • Method is more suitable for the more experienced DIY.
  • Thickness of the subfloor (including primer) is 15mm
  • Thickness of the total floor is 35mm
  • Thickness of the total floor including skirting boards is 40mm

Instructions for installing a wooden floor glued to particleboard

Of course we can install and finish the floor for you. If you prefer to do these tasks yourself, you can do this by following these steps:

  • Make sure the subfloor is dry, clean and free of dust.
  • Start installing the parts with the groove towards the wall.
  • Keep ± 20 mm away from the walls, both in the longitudinal direction and at the end connections. Use spacers of ± 20 mm.
  • Let the floor parts stagger at least 40 cm in relation to each other to create the so-called irregular bond pattern.
  • Glue the layered parquet floors with 2 component adhesive (MK 90 or equivalent product).
  • Mix the glue with a mixer with 1 bottle of added harder per bcuket (air temperature between 15 and 18ºC, mix for a minimum of 2 minutes).
  • Divide the glue with a new glue comb (100 grams) in width and the length of the area where the floor part is to be glued to the primed subfloor. In any event, do not apply glue on a larger area so that the glue is already allowed to dry.
  • Never make more than 1 bucket at the same time!
  • Use 1.2 kg glue per m2.
  • Use the applied glue within 45 minutes.
  • Saw a spare part of 20 cm from a floorboard, with a groove on one side.
  • Apply the glued floor part with help of the spare part.
  • Stand on the floorboard so that it is well pressed into the glue.
  • Nail the floor parts every 30 cm slanted through the tongue with a tacker and 32 mm (1 1/4 inch) long brads.
  • Stand on the floorboard so that it is well pressed into the glue..
  • Make sure the brads are properly knocked into the wood, adjust the compressor at 8 atm. air pressure and fill the tacker magazine with brads.

Installing the last rows

  • First, saw the last rows to size before making the glue.
  • Use at a residual area of <3 m2 a small bucket of two-component adhesive (= 3.5 kg).
  • attach the first and last parts with a tacker, because a stapler is not useful here.
  • Use 32mm tacker brads
  • For the last job, place the part on the part of the row next to it.
  • Take a piece of the sawn floorboard and place it with the tongue against the wall.
  • Then draw the shelf where it should be sawn and then cut slightly next to the line so that you have a minimum of 20 mm expansion.
  • Do not walk over or work on the floor during the 12-hour drying time.
  • After the drying time, remove the spacers from the beginning.
  • Finish the floor as desired with oil or laquer.