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Old 07-23-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Eng Flooring For Walls?

Anyone ever use wood flooring over a gyp substrate?

The finished product is to be exactly that, and the cost breakdown would be a good deal in material/labor.

I'm thinking about using adhesive with 2+" finish nail in the groove to the stud over existing drywall.

My finish carpenter wants to strip the wall down, rebuild substrate, then mill the wood and finish in place... Cost is going to be rejected by the HO.

Basically I'm looking for a good product that will be accepted by the HO while maintaining durability of the finished product; standard.

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Old 07-24-2012, 06:25 AM   #2
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Re: Eng Flooring For Walls?

I've done it a few times. I've always installed groove down tho, nail on a downward angle through the tongue. A good adhesive and 2" nails are fine, be careful with adhesive selection if it's engineered.

Whats on the DW? Paint, naked, primer?


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Painted gyp with orange texture. I know the adhesive will offer minimal adhesion, it's more toward sticking to the sub straight while the finish nails/staple are holding them up.
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Interesting idea I like it
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:42 AM   #5
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Re: Eng Flooring For Walls?

Totally did this, and it is in a bathroom!

Primed the new drywall with coverstain oilbase.
used engineered 5" bamboo.
liquid nails waves across the back.
1" pin nails 45deg into tongue to hold while drying and for extra support.

I was real worried it could swell and tent off of the wall durring a hot shower.
But it looks to be holding up great.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:23 AM   #6
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Re: Eng Flooring For Walls?

Seen it done.........Should work fine. Glue/toenail.

Watch for plumbing and don't use longer nails than what are needed.


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