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Gluing Hardwood Floors To Aluminium Spreader Plates

The Solid Wood Flooring Company has developed their engineered wood flooring so it can be glued directly to aluminium spreader plates. These plates are found in certain underfloor heating systems. 

Normally these systems have a polystyrene base with an aluminium plate inserted in it before the poly plastic pipe is laid out. 

In order to install it correctly, you must ensure that the spreader plates are clean and dry and free of any adhesive or dust. 

Following that, you can then use our SW-890 and glue the boards directly to the spreader plates.

Please note: this can only be done with structural engineered hardwood flooring, our structural floor boards are 20mm thick. 

In order to ensure correct fitting and adhesion, follow our guidelines in the underfloor heating section. You should also make sure that the surface temperature of the aluminium spreader plate and pipe does not exceed 27 degrees. 

By using this tried and tested method, you will need less heat in the pipes as it will unfortunately, transfer directly to the engineered floor.

The two images below show the system with and without a board:

Aluminium spreader plates with polystyrene plastic pipe system

 

Wood floor over Aluminium spreader plates with polystyrene plastic pipe system