Solid oak floor with underfloor heating

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Stormbringer, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer New Member

    Hi,
    I'm fitting a solid oak floor on top of a concrete base with underfloor heating.
    I was thinking of using sikabond AT80. Is this the best adhesive or is there anything better out there? Also where is the best place to purchase it?
     
  2. JustPhil

    JustPhil Active Member

    Best glue in the world won’t hold solid oak over underfloor heating. You should be using engineered flooring, and then follow whatever the manufacturer advises.
     
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  3. Shytot

    Shytot Active Member

    Where do you live ? We use Ted Tedd flooring & their glue . They are based in Warrington..I agree with Phil use engineered flooring
     
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  4. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer New Member


    Yes I also agree but unfortunately the customer had already bought the boards before I got involved. Maybe I should have turned the job down. Devon
     
  5. JustPhil

    JustPhil Active Member

    I’d let the customer know you’ve looked into it more and learned it’s not gonna work, maybe point them here https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www....ing-and-solid-wood-flooring-a-bad-idea/?amp=1
    If you do fit it, do so with no warranty, but they’re only gonna be disappointed when it inevitable fails and you don’t want that on your record, so I’d recommend they sell/return what they’ve got and start again.
     
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  6. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer New Member

    Cheers Phil,

    That's exactly what I was thinking. The job is quite challenging anyway as it's an old mill conversion so the room is a semi-circle. Also they have electric sockets in the floor?? (Can't figure that one out). It's nice to challenge yourself once in a while.
     
  7. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    Look in to this


    Plenty about it on here too
     
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  8. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer New Member

    Nice one Wiggy, Have you used this yourself, looks too good to be true. Anyone out there used this? Phil have you an opinion on this product?
     
  9. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    There is loads of info on here about it.
     
  10. GrahamTaylor

    GrahamTaylor Member

    Years ago there used to be a flooring guy who posted here frequently (called Audi-Evo, I think) and had a flooring business up in the North-East. He used to recommend Elastilon very strongly. Have a look back at his postings.
     
  11. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer New Member

    Cheers Graham,

    Just had a quick look but couldn't find any reference to Elastilon.
     

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