Floating bamboo floor

1 Feb 2009
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United Kingdom
We're attempting to lay our first floor. The floor is small, 160cm width and 200cm length at the widest

It's a concrete sub floor, one corner is having the self-levelling compound again (even though builder assured us that it wouldn't need to be done but that's by the by). The rest of the floor is clear, the lumps and bumps are scraped down.

We have a foam underlay with some foil backing http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wc...&partNumber=1630864&Trail=searchtext>UNDERLAY (supposed to be the vapour barrier membrane). This came from Homebase and some expansion strips http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wc...=1|category_root|Flooring+and+Tiling|14046987

The bamboo flooring from Jewsons and it's a standard t&g. OH wants to use bog-standard PVA to glue it all together. Please advise if this is ok? I'm not sure but OH assures me it's ok

So the plan is to get the underlay then start from the longest strip. We're going to lay a few to see what it would look like. Then glue the groove, attach and then tap. Continue until finished. The flooring will end under the kitchen cabinet (to be covered by plinths) so do we need to do anything special?

Then there's a bit to cut out for the doorway, it's a little bump at the end of the longest strip, will it be ok to add that later or break from convention and start from the doorway?

Have I forgotten anything?
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