If you are looking for quality wood floor adhesives, you have come to the right place. At Havwoods we are proud to stock a range of premium floor adhesives and glues that are ideal for the professional installation of solid and engineered hardwood flooring to a variety of subflooring surfaces - including concrete, plywood, chipboard, damp proof membranes, raised access flooring, smoothing compound, levelling compound, sand and cement screed and anhydrite screed. Our wood floor adhesives range includes industry-leading hardwood glues and adhesives brands, such as Marldon, Bona, Sika and Lecol. Not only that, but we also stock the application tools that you will need to ensure a professional, hassle-free installation of your solid or engineered hardwood flooring. What is the best glue for hardwood floors? If you have decided to install a new hardwood floor, then you are probably wondering which wood flooring glues and adhesives are the best for securely fixing the floor covering to the subfloor. While you may not necessarily need to select the most expensive hardwood adhesive on the market, we do recommend that you invest in a quality hardwood glue that is suitable for binding your wood flooring type to the material of the subfloor. Some of our most popular wood floor adhesives are, Marldon MXA200, Marldon MXA300, Bona R848, Sikabond 52 and Wakol MS262. Tips for gluing down your hardwood floor When gluing down a hardwood floor, it is important to use an adhesive that is suitable for the material and the subfloor it is being attached to. Here are some tips to consider when it comes to installing a wood floor with a glue or adhesive:
Ensure that the subfloor is flat, level, dry and properly prepared. For concrete subfloors a Primer or a Damp Proof Membrane is usually required.
Always read in full the instructions that come with your hardwood or engineered wood floor adhesive before laying it.
Spread the adhesive to the subfloor evenly and in manageable stages before laying the hardwood flooring on top.
Remember to leave an expansion gap around the edge of the room. As wood is a natural product it will absorb moisture in the air, meaning that it will expand and contract over time. You will need to research the required expansion gap for the wood flooring you have selected.
Do not forget the finishing touches, such as skirting, beading, pipe covers and door bars.