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As anyone ever floated solid groove bamboo flooring?
I know it's suppose to be glued or nailed but a client of mine wants it floating. (Bcuz of price and availability)

Wondering I anyone has done it and has had any issues.
 

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I think they forgot to add the word tongue. They want to float solid (as opposed to engineered) tongue and groove flooring. How does it stay "clicked" would be my question. Sounds like another pointless exercise.
 

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I'll bite.

What the hell is solid groove supposed to mean? Is it a brand name?
i meant to say solid tongue and groove.
Most floating laminate floors have a locking groove, you put them together they click and they are set.

solid tongue and groove dont lock which is why the preferred installation for these is either nailed or glued
 

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I know it's a bad idea. Just wanted to see if anyone has done it.
 

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No......

I guarantee no one has free floated a T&G HW floor ....

Why would they want it done this way...it can't be done..makes absolutely no sense ...:blink:


what would this be going over.....:blink:



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The answer to your question is actually "yes". It can and has been done successfully. HOWEVER...and this is a huge however...you MUST follow manufacturer spec on this installation method, the subfloor has to be super flat, and you have to use the correct adhesive. Only certain bamboo manufacturers will say you can float their products. It does work and depending on where you are located in the country that will dictate how strictly you need to follow environmental requirements. If the house is too humid or too dry you can say goodbye to that floated floor.
 

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Kenny B said:
The answer to your question is actually "yes". It can and has been done successfully. HOWEVER...and this is a huge however...you MUST follow manufacturer spec on this installation method, the subfloor has to be super flat, and you have to use the correct adhesive. Only certain bamboo manufacturers will say you can float their products. It does work and depending on where you are located in the country that will dictate how strictly you need to follow environmental requirements. If the house is too humid or too dry you can say goodbye to that floated floor.
Didn't know floating floors have adhesive. Wait wouldn't that be a glue down floor?
 

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No, it wouldn't be glued down it would be glued together. Not a full spread installation. There are quite a few products that can be floated but are not a "locking" floor. The tongue and grooves are glued together and laid over a pad like a locking floating floor. Roberts makes a glue used for this method and I think bostick as well.
 

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No, that's not what I'm telling you at all. That's not what this thread is about. The OP specifically mentioned bamboo as did I in my reply.
 
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