Here's the situation - I laid 32 sq. ft. of 12" x 12" parquet flooring tiles
this weekend. Mfgr's instruction stated it needed to be glued (I used the
appropriate glue and trowel). It also stated to leave a 1/4" gap around the
walls which I did for expansion. Don't understand how it would expand if it
was glued down - but I did it anyway. I laid this same floor in my master
bedroom 4 weeks ago and no problems. It is tongue and grooved on all sides.
I woke up this morning and have a ridge down the middle of the floor which
buckled and raised almost an inch. I'm thinking the wood expanded alright
. . . now how to deal with it. My first thought since I can stand on it and
it lays down okay was to make an attempt to inject glue into the bottom
somehow and weight it down. However, if it really is expansion, it will
happen again somewhere else. What do you think? Take my circular saw set
at a very low depth and make a relief and then glue back down? Need some
suggestions from my experienced wreckers.
could you have used way too much glue, thereby introducing a ton of
moisture to the wood? If it happened overnight, sounds like the most
also, did you acclimate the wood to your house before laying it?
Jim Mc Namara wrote:
I was being very careful about the glue Dave since it was finished on one
side and bare on the back. It's a possibility . . . . I let the tiles sit
in the house in opened packages for 4 days prior to installation.
Yup - concrete and I primed it as per the recommendations. I'm thinking if
I cut a kerf down the seam - I should be able to relieve the stress, take a
syringe and drop a little adhesive down there and apply some weight to hold
it flat. Like I said, I installed the same stuff in the master bedroom and
no problems at all. This has me baffled. I'm going to wait on my info from
anyone else who has some ideas. Thanks
Not exactly a fix for your problem but...
I had set down about 1200 feet of laminate flooring over slab and had
one area where the slab was slightly low. The floor was springy there
and noticeable when you stepped on it. Looking for an easy cure that did
not involve cutting, I decided to drill a 1/4" hole through the flooring
at the low spot. I then "injected" a tube of liquid nails into this hole
and plugged the hole with a plug cut from an identical scrap piece of
flooring. I weighted the surface with some bricks overnight and now it
is flat and happy, the hole plug matches great!
It may be one way to consider gluing down your ridge without cutting but
you may need a series of holes along the seam. I think if you cut a
relief kerf the flooring will always have a gap or uneven ridge at the
cut line since the tongue and groove are gone.
I was considering drilling the holes and injecting the adhesive, Bruce
rather than cutting the T & G out. I don't know if the missing grooves
would make much of a difference since the glue would then hold it all in
place, but making the cut could be tricky.
I finally got a call through to the manufacturer who recommended
removing the tile and starting over to replace the tiles. This is in the
middle of the floor! No way - going back to woodworking basics and it looks
like the drill and inject method will be implemented (unless there are any
other ideas floating around.)
This is in my living room Leon. Dry - all the right conditions. I think
I'm going to drill some small holes and fill with adhesive and apply
overnight pressure to the areas. Yup - there are now 3 places. What a PIA!
The bedroom never did this.
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