A highly sought after flooring solution, solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring are today being credited as helping sell houses quicker and adding value by some experts. Irrespective of whether or not this is completely correct, there is no doubt that solid wood flooring is an appealing, authentic and easy to maintain flooring option no matter whether you live in a loft style apartment or a traditional family home. With a host of choices when it comes to grade, colour and finish, you’ll find that there’s a solid wood flooring solution to suit pretty much every interior and every budget.
Glue-down solid wood flooring, as the name suggests is solid wood flooring which has been produced with the intention of being fitted using the glue-down method of installation. Glue-down solid wood flooring installation involves the use of a bonding agent or adhesive, which is applied directly to the subfloor and can be used over either concrete or wooden subfloors.
That said, if you are planning to lay glue-down solid wood flooring over a concrete subfloor you are strongly advised to lay some form of damp proofing to make sure that no damp rises up into your new floor. Although glue-down solid wood flooring installation provides an extremely stable result, it can prove a reasonably messy job and, as a result, might be best carried out by a professional.