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canadianchips

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01-07-2017 02:19 AM

I have been hired to redo wood floor in old dance hall.
The flooring in there now is maple.
Hall was built in 1946
It was last refinished in 2003
The finish is pretty much gone, some boards are cracking (those I will replace)
The plan is to sand entire floor then give several coats of hardwood floor finish.
The question I have is: I am capable of cutting out the boards and putting new one s back. I want to know if just gluing is suitable or do have to pin nail as well. I am also wondering what glue seems to work best. I am reading different artcles about using proper glue on wood floor. PL premium is all purpose construction adhesive but not recommended for floor. I am told the wood will crack beside glue joint.
I have purchase a 2 part epoxy and I am going to try pl400 (rated for subfloors)
Chime in please.
I start tomorrow.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"


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#1 posted 01-07-2017 03:28 AM

Is the flooring T & G ? if so the Pl 400 (there are better flooring adhesives) will work, if it’s only a board here and there, but if its whole sections you may want to tack it down so the glue sets up properly. The wood only cracks if the moisture is not the same as existing wood, usually like the new wood to sit a few weeks in the building its going to be installed in if possible? What is the relative humidity?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 01-07-2017 03:45 AM

Yes Andre the exsisting flooring is T&G. I am only replacing 15-20 boards randomly. NONE are together.
I am using reclaimed flooring from another hall. I have carried it into building about a week ago.

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#3 posted 01-07-2017 04:31 AM

Andre…have you used a product called PC Woody yet ? I put some samples on this floor 3 weeks ago. Just wonder how long this will last.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#4 posted 01-07-2017 05:52 AM

I was just helping a friend put in some subfloor with “Bostich’s Best” floor glue.

It seems to be good stuff with some of it still on my jeans after 4-5 runs through the washing machine. It remains flexible after all that too.

They do make a solvent for it.

I don’t know if it is the best but it is one to add to the list.

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#5 posted 01-07-2017 07:15 AM



Andre…have you used a product called PC Woody yet ? I put some samples on this floor 3 weeks ago. Just wonder how long this will last.

- canadianchips

Never heard of PC Woody, looks like overkill for what you need. The PL: 400 will work fine for what you need.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 01-16-2017 04:40 AM

Update on this job !
I have removed about 100 lineal feet of chipped and cracked boards.
I now have some spots with wider cracks.
We are confident the PC Woody will do its job. I repaired few gouges in floor, it is holding strong….
Been a long few days, each board is different thickness as well as different width. Hand fitting each one. I also carried my jointer in to do the work, this made it easier.
Monday the volunteers come and start sanding….....this should be interesting !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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