It is generally better to glue engineered hardwood flooring rather than to nail it. This is because the glue will help to keep the flooring in place and prevent it from shifting. Nails can loosen over time and allow the flooring to shift, which can cause gaps and unevenness.
Does nail down engineered hardwood need underlayment?
Yes, it is recommended to use an underlayment with engineered hardwood to help with noise reduction and insulate against heat loss.
How do you nail down an engineered wood floor?
The best way to fasten down an engineered wood floor is to use screws and adhesive.
Can 3/8 engineered hardwood be nailed down?
Yes, 3/8 engineered hardwood can be nailed down.
Should I nail down underlayment?
You should not nail your underlayment down. Instead, you should staple your underlayment to the floor. Underlayment should be stapled at 6 to 8 inches on center along all edges and every 12 inches in the field.
What is better floating floor or nailed?
Floating floors are typically more economical and easier to install than nailed floors, but they may not be as durable. Nailed floors may be more expensive and difficult to install, but they may be more durable in the long run.
What happens if you nail down a floating floor?
If you nail down a floating floor, it will become a non-floating floor.
What size nails should be used for 3/4 inch hardwood flooring?
A 3/4″ hardwood flooring nail should be used.
Do you need to staple engineered hardwood?
You may or may not choose to staple engineered hardwood to your subfloor.