Bond wooden floor - step by step

Whether parquet or floor boards, the full-surface gluing a wooden floor is no longer so difficult for a home improvement today. There are even parquet and laminate, which has a self-adhesive back. The wooden floor is then simply glued on like an adhesive tape. But even traditional wood adhesives are now much easier to work with.

Match glue

Depending on the substrate another glue may be required for the wooden floor. Of course, a self-adhesive wooden floor can not react to these different conditions. Therefore, the self-adhesive parquet or laminate will probably not stick very securely in difficult conditions. You should therefore always prefer to lay a floor with the right adhesive.

However, if you want to glue a wooden floor yourself, you should first check whether a solvent-free parquet adhesive is sufficient. Porous and absorbent substrates should be beautified with a two-component adhesive. However, these usually contain solvents. So you also have to decide how important these possible exhalations are to you.

Prepare underground

If the soil is uneven, it may need to be pretreated with leveling screed. A absorbent substrate should additionally be pretreated with a deep base, so that the adhesive can create a permanent bond between the substrate and the wooden floor.

Glue wooden planks step by step

  • wood flooring
  • Glue
  • Tiefengrund
  • table saw
  • jigsaw
  • Japanese saw
  • bat
  • notched trowel
  • rubber hammer
  • Quast
  • ruler
  • spirit level
  • pencil
  • stop bar

1. Prepare soil

Check with a long bar and spirit level if the floor is completely level. If this is not the case, you must first apply a leveling screed. Concrete or screed should also be prepared with a deep base. The deep ground is generously applied with a tassel and should dry thoroughly before further processing.

2. Apply glue

A two-component adhesive must be mixed. After that, the glue only has a certain amount of time before it has to be processed. In that case you have to work fast. With this method, you should lay the planks as close as possible and in the right length.

The adhesive is applied opaque with a toothed spatula. However, always apply only as much glue as you can process in a short time.

3. Fit floorboards

After applying the glue with the toothed spatula, lay the planks and lightly beat them by hand into the glue. To make the seams as invisible as possible, you should then beat the planks together with a rubber mallet and a beater. The cleaner you work, the smoother the floor will be later. When all planks have been adjusted step by step, the floor should rest for at least 24 hours to allow the glue to set well.

Tips & Tricks

Use the same planks as baseboards. But for planks with tongue and groove you first have to plan the feather off. Usually, however, there are the wooden planks anyway in both versions.

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