Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Should I Use Luan Under Laminate Floor

Should I Use Luan Under Laminate Floor

Should I use adhesive for my luan flooring projects? I get that question a lot and I guess there is no correct answer but in terms of getting the most secure fit and hold, I would recommend doing a combination of the two, adhesive and nailing or screwing the luan into place.

At least from the information I have learned online, seems to be the best route to go. Some people will not be satisfied with merely nailing Luan plywood boards to hardwoods, such as Maple and Oak. So in this case it may be better to consider gluing your project as well as just using nails, or screws on the project.

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When Luan wood is used to install as a subfloor for laminate or vinyl finishes, you must ensure that the Luan wood is secured so that there is no movement at all. Once it has been secured, you will need to put in one other foam underlayment. This will allow the laminate to expand and contract as normal. If your laminate has the backing on it, (which some usually do) then, of course, you won't need it. Some vinyl floorings may come pre-installed with the foam backing already attached.

Luan wood is considered to be one of the better materials to use for your flooring. Or at the very least, it is the most cost-effective. This is when it comes to dealing with sticky or vinyl (Laminate) flooring products. Because it is a higher quality plywood, which is very durable and smooth, it can be used as a subfloor for most vinyl finishes. This wood can then have very little warping capabilities, which may intend to happen under most vinyl or laminate flooring

Bending Luan Wood Video
Installing Luan Wood Video
Cutting and Installing Vinyl Over Luan
Installing Luan Over Subfloor
Laying laminate over Subfloor
Making Tile Flush With Subfloor
Attaching Luan To Subfloor
Working With Luan For Do It Yourselfers

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