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Took a week had 3 days of pure glue cleanup, used mapei 995 with large trawl adapter
 

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Looks great. Why did you have 3 days of cleanup?? Use urethane adhesive remover and clean as you go next time. Wipe each 3' section down right after it's installed. We then wipe the whole floor down with Bona on the last day as the adhesive remove usually leaves a haze. Three days for cleanup would drive me nuts.
 
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Never seen a teak floor. Looks beautiful
Very very nice:thumbsup:

Do you cut teak just with a good carbide blade.... teak is very dense is it not.... I've never used/installed it.... or any different install considerations with Teak?
 

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The Excessive glue clean up is due to the mapei 995 glue, which has a built in moisture barrier but only way to apply it correctly is to use the supplied trawl adaptor for 3/4 inch flooring, the trawl adaptor puts out so much glue that a 4 gallon bucket is done after 150 sq/ft, any other trawl would void the warranty, I had to use this glue due to the home being new construction and moisture levels were above normal due to curing concrete, teak is a great product, 100 times harder then oak and very durable, I ran two twelve inch ridgid miters and tablesaws and had to change blades on each of them twice. I have only one complaint with this product and that is the milling in the shorter boards were a bit off, and I found myself having to break out the cedar tan caulking threw out the install
 

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The Excessive glue clean up is due to the mapei 995 glue, which has a built in moisture barrier but only way to apply it correctly is to use the supplied trawl adaptor for 3/4 inch flooring, the trawl adaptor puts out so much glue that a 4 gallon bucket is done after 150 sq/ft, any other trawl would void the warranty, I had to use this glue due to the home being new construction and moisture levels were above normal due to curing concrete, teak is a great product, 100 times harder then oak and very durable, I ran two twelve inch ridgid miters and tablesaws and had to change blades on each of them twice. I have only one complaint with this product and that is the milling in the shorter boards were a bit off, and I found myself having to break out the cedar tan caulking threw out the install
Thank you

I guess I'd ask because I do not know Maypei's priceing. howmuch is a 4 gal bucket.... or alternatively ....is glue running approx a $1/sqfoot?
 

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I only install with the best glue available, using cheap glue is asking for problems, and just because it's expensive does not make it good, nothing you can purchase from a big box store is worth using, mapei is great glue, 980 and 995 are all I use pricing is about $100 for 4 gallons of 980 and $150 for 995, 980 can be trawled out with 3/16 notched trowel which will give you much more coverage, but does not have a moisture barrier
 

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I'm very familiar with Mapei adhesives... I've been touting them here, to anybody that would listen, for years. I believe the first time I used 980 was in '05. I'm also very familiar with the trowel adapters. I don't use them - they're a pita. I just use a larger notch that puts down roughly the same amount of adhesive, maybe a little less because as you found out, it's messy. I still seriously recommend cleaning as you go with an adhesive remover. Trust me - you'll never wait to clean up at the end again.

Another tip - when cutting hard dense product like that pull your blades off the end of the day and soak them in blade cleaner overnight. Take a plastic bristle brush to them the next morning and get all of the pitch off. It'll extend the life of the blades tremendously. They aren't dull they're gunked up.
 

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Couple of other photos, client had an octagon entry way to the master bedroom and I was asked to border it, kinda cool idea I thought ( just a bit difficult to capture on my iPhone )
That foyer looks badass! :thumbsup:
 

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That is one beautiful floor.:thumbup: I hope you had help to carry it all in. A friend of mine got his hands on some salvaged teak and made a small bar top out of it. It turned out very nice but I couldn't believe how heavy it was. I wouldn't be surprised if granite didn't weigh less.
 
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