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Fitting Bamboo Hardwood Floor - Help !

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by CraigP, 22 Apr 2013.

  1. CraigP

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    Ok Ive prepped the existing floor (8ft x 8ft) and have screw secured 12mm plywood to the existing wood floor, so all nice and level Taken all the skirting boards off. acclimatised the boards which are 96cm long x 9.5cm wide and 15mm thick.

    Now I really need to know whether to nail or glue the T&G, if i nail do i need that porter tool i can i do it without ? if I glue the Boards T&G do i also glue the underside of the boards direct to the ply. I just want the job doing right and not have to do it all again a year down the line

    Whats the pros and cons of each eg nails and glue, am raring to go so all advice appreciated :) and do i need underlay, its a ground floor so not too worried regards noise, especially as the floor is nice and flat now
     
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    Your Bamboo floor is too narrow and too short to install floating (by using an underlayment and glueing the T&G.
    Knowing the T&G of bamboo flooring I wouldn't secret nail it either, but fully bond the board with flexible adhesive to your plywood underfloor
     
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