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Direct Stick Glue Down vs Floating Floor Installation Method

Direct Stick Glue Down Installation Method
Direct Stick Glue Down Installation Method

What is Direct Stick Glue Down Flooring?

Direct Stick Glue Down Flooring, also known as “direct stick,” is a method of installing flooring where the planks are directly glued to the subfloor using a specified adhesive. This method provides stability and a seamless look as the planks become fully integrated with the subfloor. At Imperial Flooring Australia, we offer a wide range of high-quality direct stick glue down flooring options, including vinyl, timber, and laminate. Our expert team can assist you in selecting the most suitable flooring for your space and ensure a professional installation process. With this method, you can achieve a durable and aesthetically pleasing flooring solution that meets your specific needs and preferences.

3 x Types of Direct Stick Installation Methods we offer:

1. Engineered Timber Flooring

2. Herringbone Parquetry Engineered

3. Chevron Parquetry Engineered

Floating Floor Installation Method
Floating Floor Installation Method

What is a Floating Floor?

A floating floor is a floor that does not need to be nailed or glued to the subfloor. The term floating floor refers to the installation method. Our range of floating floors include Hybrid Waterproof Flooring, Laminate Flooring & Engineered Timber Floors.

3 x Types of Floating Floor Installation Methods:

  1. Laminate Flooring – These synthetic planks are made of a high density wooden fibreboard. Laminate floors are both affordable and very durable, which makes them common across homes and commercial settings.

  2. Hybrid Flooring – Constructed from a plastic and stone or wood composite, these planks offer 100% waterproofing alongside a robust surface. Most come with a pre-attached underlayment.

  3. Engineered Flooring (<15mm Thick) – Engineered timber offers a veneer of real timber on the surface which is fused to a plywood or waterproof composite core. This allows you to get the beauty of natural timber with an easy installation system.

Is it better to glue or float flooring?

Many installers and manufacturers prefer the glue down method because of its superior stability. Gluing down your floor leads to less shifting and creaking, making the engineered hardwood timber floor feel and sound more secure. You can also glue down floors on any type of subfloor, even if it's uneven. Unfortunately not all our flooring options can be installed in a glue down method making our Engineered Timber Flooring collections our premium floor covering selections.

What are the advantages of Direct Glue Down Timber Flooring provided by Imperial Flooring Australia?

Direct Glue Down Timber Flooring offered by Imperial Flooring Australia has several advantages. Firstly, it provides a more stable and solid feel underfoot, reducing any potential for movement or noise. This type of flooring also allows for a seamless installation, eliminating any visible gaps between the planks and creating a uniform, polished look. Additionally, Direct Glue Down Timber Flooring can be installed over a variety of subfloor types, including concrete and plywood, making it a versatile and durable choice for both residential and commercial spaces. Lastly, by eliminating the need for underlayment, this flooring option can be more cost-effective and environmentally friendly, as it reduces material waste. If you're looking for a long-lasting, low-maintenance flooring solution, Imperial Flooring Australia's Direct Glue Down Timber Flooring could be the perfect choice for you.

What are the advantages of choosing floating floors from Imperial Flooring Australia?

Choosing floating floors from Imperial Flooring Australia comes with numerous advantages. Firstly, floating floors are easy and quick to install, thanks to their innovative click-lock system, making them a popular choice for DIY enthusiasts. Additionally, these floors are highly durable, providing excellent resistance to scratches, moisture, and general wear and tear. They are also a cost-effective option, as they do not require expensive adhesives or professional installation. Furthermore, floating floors offer excellent thermal and acoustic insulation properties, enhancing the comfort and energy efficiency of your space. Finally, Imperial Flooring Australia offers a wide range of designs and materials for floating floors, ensuring that you can find the perfect fit for your home or business.

What glue (adhesives) do you recommend for engineered timber flooring direct stick method installation?

We recommend & install in our own projects with Bostik Ultraset HP timber flooring adhesives.

What Underlay for floating floors do you recommend?

Conclusion, what's Imperial Flooring Australia's pick?

Our extensive supply & install portfolio features majority of our project work to be installed in a direct stick glue down installation method. This type of flooring provides a firm and solid foundation with no movement or bounce, making it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas in residential or commercial spaces. Additionally, Direct Glue Down Flooring allows for better acoustics by reducing sound transmission, as well as providing a seamless and polished appearance. This installation method also ensures a longer lifespan for the flooring, as it minimizes the potential for warping or gaps between planks or tiles. At Imperial Flooring Australia, we offer a wide range of high-quality materials and styles for Direct Glue Down Flooring, allowing customers to find the perfect solution for their specific needs and preferences.


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