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I've floated quite a few engineered floors that way actually. Glued t&g joint, over pad. A good quality 1/2" or 5/8" product works quite well. Never done it with bamboo though...
 

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I've floated quite a few engineered floors that way actually. Glued t&g joint, over pad. A good quality 1/2" or 5/8" product works quite well. Never done it with bamboo though...
Yeah, we used to do some pretty big floating engineered tongue and groove installs for retail stores. You just tapped them together tight with glue in the grooves. Easy money really and there wasn't ever a problem that I heard of.

Never did a solid like that though.

I always wondered why they're going with the "click" BS instead of a glued tongue and groove. The standard tongue and groove seems like a much superior method than that crappy click gimmick made for DIY idiots.
 

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Yeah, we used to do some pretty big floating engineered tongue and groove installs for retail stores. You just tapped them together tight with glue in the grooves. Easy money really and there wasn't ever a problem that I heard of.
We used to do tons of glued together floating floors.. Even laminates were originally like that. Pergo originally insisted that the groove be entirely filled with glue, cleaning that up after squeezing the planks together was great.

On the original topic, union buddies of mine used to float "solid" bamboo in retail stores all the time.
 
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