Gluing the wooden floor - step by step

Whether parquet or plank floor, the full-surface gluing of a wooden floor is no longer so difficult for a do-it-yourselfer. There are even parquet and laminate floors that have a self-adhesive back. The wooden floor is then simply stuck on like an adhesive tape. But conventional wood adhesives are now also much easier to work with.

Vote glue

A different adhesive is required for the wooden floor, depending on the substrate. Of course, a self-adhesive wooden floor cannot react to these different conditions. Therefore, the self-adhesive parquet or laminate will probably not stick very securely in difficult conditions. You should therefore always install a floor yourself with the right adhesive.

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However, if you want to glue a wooden floor yourself, you should check beforehand whether a solvent-free parquet adhesive is sufficient. You should embellish porous and absorbent surfaces with a two-component adhesive. However, these mostly contain solvents. So you also have to decide how important these possible vapors are to you.

Prepare the subsurface

If the floor is uneven, it may need to be pre-treated with a leveling screed. An absorbent surface should also be pretreated with a deep primer (€ 4.81 at Amazon *) so that the adhesive can create a permanent connection between the surface and the wooden floor.

Glue wooden planks step by step

  • Wooden floorboards
  • Glue
  • Deep bottom
  • Table saw (159.00 € at Amazon *)
  • Jigsaw
  • Japanese saw
  • Bat
  • Notched spatula
  • Rubber mallet
  • Tassel
  • Folding rule
  • Spirit level
  • pencil
  • Stop bar

1. Prepare the soil

Use a long staff and a spirit level to check that the floor is perfectly level. If this is not the case, you must first apply a leveling screed. Concrete or screed should also be prepared with a deep primer. The deep primer is applied generously with a brush and should dry sufficiently before further processing.

2. Apply glue

A two-component adhesive must be mixed. After that, the glue only has a certain amount of time before it has to be processed. So in this case, you need to work quickly. With this method, you should have the planks ready to hand and in the appropriate length as possible.

The adhesive is applied with a notched spatula to cover it. However, only ever apply as much glue as you can use in a short period of time.

3. Fit the floorboards

When you have applied the adhesive with the notched trowel, lay the planks on top and tap them gently into the adhesive with your hand. To make the seams as invisible as possible, you should then beat the boards together with a rubber mallet and a hammer. The cleaner you work, the more even the floor will be later. When all the boards have been adjusted step by step, the floor should rest for at least 24 hours so that the adhesive can set properly.

Tips & Tricks Use the same planks as skirting boards. To do this, however, you first have to plan off the tongue on floorboards with tongue and groove. Usually, however, the wooden planks are available in both versions anyway.