Forum Title: HEEEELP! I have no idea!
I am on a somewhat conservative budget. I have been looking at engineered hardwood. However, I don't know if it's laziness or truthfulness but I've been told not to install flooring that requires ANY type of glue-glue down or tongue and groove. I was told to find a click lock floor. I am looking for something eco-friendly, preferably not made in China with added formaldehyde. I really don't know anything about the differences in wood species or why that matters. I feel like I'm in over my head but I can't seem to get any help from stores or installers. I have no basement, so moisture may be a concern as my house is on a slab.
Category: Flooring Post By: CARLA LEONARD (Cheyenne, WY), 03/04/2019

Well I don't know who your talking to but IMO click wood floors are junk. I've never seen a quality one with a decent veneer on top. Plus they can squeak and disengage if the rh gets to low. I'd say 90% of the wood floors I put in are glued; glued T&G or glued to slab.

- ERNEST LONG (Lodi, CA), 04/14/2019

As I stated, I don't know if the installers just don't want to be bothered with glueing tongue and groove together. However, my previous floor was glued with Bruce glue and after about 15 years or so, actually started lifting. I think it was laminate-parquet blocks. So, I was told that if there is a possible moisture problem (no one will perform a moistire test for me) then using any type of glue, is a mistake and only click flooring should be used.

- FRANK YOUNG (Fullerton, CA), 04/17/2019

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