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Is bamboo flooring installation difficult?

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The difficulty level of bamboo floor installation varies depending on the type of bamboo flooring and the type of base for the flooring. Two difficult types of installation are the glue-down method and the staple or nail-down method. Easier installation options are the click or glue floating types.

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The glue-down and nail-down method both require carefully affixing the bamboo flooring to the subfloor using methods that are time-consuming and difficult to do properly. Hiring a professional may be preferable for these types of installation. Floating flooring is the easiest type of bamboo flooring to install. The click, or snap-lock, floating method involves tiles that snap together. Glue floaters require an adhesive in their grooves to hold the tiles together.

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