Step 5: Spread the Adhesive

Use a 3/16-inch V-notch trowel to comb wood-flooring adhesive evenly over the subfloor. Peterson prefers Bostik's Best moisture-cure urethane for its strong grip, low VOCs, and flexibility. If this adhesive gets on the floor or your hands, wipe it up with a cleaner, such as Bostik's Ultimate adhesive remover.

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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill with a hole saw or hammer and a chisel
    • magnetic nail finder
      Magnetic nail finder
    • router
      Router with ½-inch bearing-over bit
    • nailset
    • flat prybar
      Pry bar
    • straightedge guide
    • random orbit sander
      Random-orbit sander
    • notched trowel
      3/16-inch V-notch trowel
    • mallet
      Rubber mallet

    Shopping List

    1. Floor medallion

    2. 1-inch painter's tape

    3. Double-stick carpet tape

    4. 40-grit sandpaper for sander5. Moisture-cure urethane floor adhesive

    6. Urethane adhesive remover