I am installing a Mohawk engineered wood floor, glued over a concrete
subfloor. I am using the dry lay method, allowing the adhesive to get
tacky before laying the floor, with Mohawk urethane adhesive. I began
an area yesterday 15" wide by 20' long but ran into a few serious
1. I am installing the planks with the tongue facing the starter wall
and I'm using a hard rubber tapping block on the sides and butt ends
of the planks. Since I have to keep the block at an angle to keep it
out of the wet adhesive, I am dinging the top edge of some of the
planks. I tried using a scrap piece of flooring but that didn't seem
to work any better.
2. Some of the planks seemed to separate, even after being butted
together tightly. The installation instructions say to use blue
painter's tape to hold the planks together, but I was not applying the
tape until after completing a section. Should I apply the tape to
each plank as it is laid? What is the spacing between the strips of
3. When I lifted some of the boards to check them I am not getting
good adhesive coverage. I used the correct notched trowel and the
subfloor is smooth within specifications.
Thank you for any help you can give me.