We are in the process of having an engineered wood floor glued down on a
concrete base. It is a Mannington Mills Ultrafit tongue and groove system,
Biltmore 3" maple with beveled top edges on each piece. Looks great so far.
Several rooms including the KITCHEN! I am worried about water percolating
down between the individual pieces. They fit pretty tight, but I think that
water will certainly get in. What will that do?
Seems to me that there should be some thin sealer that could be applied to
the floor to seal the seams and prevent water from getting in. Even floor
wax might do it.
Thanks for any advice.
I can't help you much, I just floated about 800 sqft of engineered
with no bevel. Engineered not laminate. But I've never seen any
sealed...the factory finish on the engineered stuff is tough as nails.
Just dont let water get underneath in large amounts....as I had a leak
in one room that quickly buckled a few hundred feet I had to redo.
I've decided next time to put in pergo laminate because I dont care
who comes in, from insurance, to appraiser, to construction workers,
everyone thinks its pergo. To me the difference is obvious, but next
time I think I'll save a few bucks as it drives me nuts...
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