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 Post subject: Glue down Vs. Staple down Vs. snap lock.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:43 pm 
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Looking at installing engineered wood flooring in my dinning room over OSB. Have looked at Mirage but noticed that their locking floors arnt refinishable.

Is there any prefered method for instalation? Glue together, vs, snap lock, Vs. staple down?


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 Post subject: Re: Glue down Vs. Staple down Vs. snap lock.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:52 pm 
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ledebuhr1 wrote:
Looking at installing engineered wood flooring in my dinning room over OSB. Have looked at Mirage but noticed that their locking floors arnt refinishable.



Why is that?

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 Post subject: Re: Glue down Vs. Staple down Vs. snap lock.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:47 am 
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Thats what I read on the Mirage website. I believe the quick lock has a much thinner wear layer.


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 Post subject: Re: Glue down Vs. Staple down Vs. snap lock.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:00 am 
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I put in a Mirage quicklock that was sawn face veneer and had to be at least 4mm, maybe 3mm.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue down Vs. Staple down Vs. snap lock.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:37 am 
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It says on the Mirage website that the top layer on the Lock flooring is 2mm. Isnt that a little thin to refinish? Does another company make a similar product with a thinker wear layer?

http://www.miragefloors.com/ENG/type-lock-hardwood.php


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 Post subject: Re: Glue down Vs. Staple down Vs. snap lock.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:57 am 
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Well maybe they stopped making that one. However if your worried about refinishing then get one you can glue down and fasten down that has a thicker veneer, but stick with sawn face.

Most people think the floor needs to be resanded all the way to the wood, but if you keep your floors in good shape and not abuse them all you may need is a screen and recoat.

I do like their Semi-Gloss, Cashmere finish alot.

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 Post subject: Re: Glue down Vs. Staple down Vs. snap lock.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:10 am 
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Thanks,

At the local flooring store, the Mirage Lock is a bit cheaper than the regular engineered. Is there much advantage to a glue or staple down Vs. a Locking floor?
I assume the Lock is a bit faster to install.


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 Post subject: Re: Glue down Vs. Staple down Vs. snap lock.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:58 pm 
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Yes locking is faster and especially so over concrete. If I were you I'd get an engineered or solid and fasten it down. But I would do a new ply underlayment over the OSB for sure.

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