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i’m having a problem with a gluess lock & fold floating bamboo floor when i keep installing a new row the boards keep snaping off why is this? i will lay the first board of the row snap it in fold down than the next board the end goes on then i elevate the board at about 25 degree angle which causes the other board to lift snap in place tap slightly .when i start the third board doing same the first board would come loose this even happen to the whole row one time; just don’t understand what i’m doing wrong.

Are you sure you started with the correct edge on the very first board. As I recall, one edge is intended to be the "down" board and the other is the one you snap into it. Try reversing what you are doing and see what happens. You should not have to lift any board other than the new one you are snapping into the other which is flat on the floor.

Another way to put it is, if you are starting on one wall, it is important which edge is against (of course allowing for the required expansion space) the wall and which is toward the room side.

3 Responses to “installing floating bamboo flooring?”

  1. kugay Says:

    take the abaca fiber to wrap in line your bamboo stick…
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  2. oil field trash Says:

    Are you sure you started with the correct edge on the very first board. As I recall, one edge is intended to be the "down" board and the other is the one you snap into it. Try reversing what you are doing and see what happens. You should not have to lift any board other than the new one you are snapping into the other which is flat on the floor.

    Another way to put it is, if you are starting on one wall, it is important which edge is against (of course allowing for the required expansion space) the wall and which is toward the room side.
    References :

  3. missourian Says:

    first thing id do when installing floating flooring is not to attach the end piece first. attach the long part of the flooring as close to the end piece without attaching it then use your tapping block to tap the end piece into place and long piece also tapping block means tapping you shouldn’t have to hit it hard to make it lock, if you have to hit it hard it probably has a something in the groove i check each piece for burrs and bits of paper before installing, even string will keep it from locking together.
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