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Joint System Installations: What Each Technique Offers To Your Wooden Floors

Noah Caleb

Wood floors add to the beauty of interior spaces with their timeless and sophisticated look. Wooden flooring is used time and again because of these properties. They are readily available and come in varieties these days. There is a wide range of products available to complement the different interior designs. 

Technicians should ideally do the fitting process, as they can assure high-quality installation. The high-quality installation will guarantee that your products are safely handled and neatly installed. 

Installation Process

The technician will check the quality of each plank before installation. They will assess the direction, light fall from windows, and length of the walls before the final decision of fitting is determined. Engineered wood has properties, which enable installation on water-borne heating systems, and electrical systems. 

Techniques

Some of the methods of installation include:

Floating Method

For this technique, the wooden planks are fitted and adjusted due to their weight. There is no binder used in this process, and hence it is called floating. Specialty engineered wood is installed using a click/lock system; this will only require a binder at the header and joints that run lengthwise.

The technician will select the correct underlay for the installation process. Avoid walking on freshly installed floors for 24 hours, as this is the time required for the glue curing. Click/lock floors only require the use of binding materials in high traffic areas, kitchens, or on under-floor heating. You can directly walk on the floors if the technicians don’t use glue. 

Snap-Together Method

Snap joint system installation closely resembles the click-joint method, as both do not require the use of glue. Snap-together joints differ based on their grooves. They have one or more locking grooves, whereas click-lock has wide, clicking joints. 

Stick Down Method

In this method, an elastic glue system is used to stick the wood floors to the subfloor. There are various glues to choose from; they include solvent-based and M S Polymer type adhesives. Cement subfloors require special liquid DPM. Make sure to avoid mixing products from different manufacturers because different glues may not be compatible with different types of wood flooring

The technician will spread the glue using a notched trowel and use the required amount of glue. Excessive usage of glue can lead to shabby installation. After the glue has been laid and the wood floors installed, the entire space should be left for the curing process. The curing process is the chemical reaction by which the liquid glue turns to solid. The curing of the glue will ensure that the wood floor is firmly fitted on the subfloor.

Comparison 

The stick-on method is the traditional installation system and is an ideal option for high traffic spaces like living rooms, kitchens, and other underfloor heating areas. They have greater endurance and strength to tolerate harsh conditions. 

The joint system installations, on the other hand, can be conveniently fitted and removed, as they do not employ adhesives. Technicians can complete the installation quickly, and occupants don’t have to wait for the curing process to complete. 

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