Glue or Nail Down

All that’s left to do is install your beautiful hardwood floors! There are two adhesion options to consider before proceeding to the installation phase. You can nail or glue hardwood floor planks. Seems like an easy choice, right? It can be as long as you take the time to understand a few things. Homes with a concrete subfloor must glue down the hardwood floor, while a wood subfloor allows for either option. Subfloor preparation is especially critical for gluing hardwood floors. The method of gluing hardwood flooring means that the floor is glued directly to the subfloor. Nailing wood flooring means that the floor plans are nailed to your wood subfloor. While both of these methods get the job done, you should read up on gluing and nailing wood flooring before installation. Let’s break down the pros and cons before we get started. NAILING OF WOOD FLOORS Nailing down hardwood floors has some advantages, including that it’s considered the most cost-effective and fastest method. Another advantage of nailing versus gluing hardwood flooring is that if a floorboard becomes damaged, it can be easily replaced without affecting the beauty of your floors. One drawback to nailing hardwood floors is that the nails can loosen over time due to seasonal expansion, resulting in creaking noises. Other disadvantages include the need for additional tools such as the correct type of nail gun, jamb saw, and router. AZTEK Panel offers a great nailer option as well as a stud driver to help you if you decide to go this method.