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How can I stop my new bamboo flooring from buckling up on me ? tonge and groove ,mastic glue down on concrete.

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I followed manufactures instructions , cleaned concrete floor pryer to installing. opened boxes, stacked criss cross, waited two day for flooring to adjust to room temp. trowel down with mastic glue. checked floor for leveling (o.k.) Should I have left room for expantion between the tounge and grooves ?

Did you use a block seal on the slab to prevent moisture from bleeding through? You didn’t mention that in your preliminary list of steps you took. The slab should have been sealed first before anything was done. Where you leave a 1/4 inch gap is around the outer perimeter of the room where your baseboards would be placed over that gap…not between the boards.

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  1. garymgwm Says:

    Did you use a block seal on the slab to prevent moisture from bleeding through? You didn’t mention that in your preliminary list of steps you took. The slab should have been sealed first before anything was done. Where you leave a 1/4 inch gap is around the outer perimeter of the room where your baseboards would be placed over that gap…not between the boards.
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