Tongue and Groove Floating Floor (Glue-Seam) – This kind of installation requires a bead of glue between the tongue and the groove joining them together.
Tongue and Groove bamboo planks cost slightly less than the Click technology planks. Tongue and Groove construction makes for basic installation, much like that of other hardwood floors. There can be minor gapping with Tongue and Groove planks over a period of time, with expansion and contraction of the bamboo, the planks may pull apart slightly with age. When Tongue and Groove planks are installed on an uneven subfloor, it may create sharp ridges. Beveled edges help to conceal irregularities in the sub-floor, but also tend to hold dirt and debris.
Click Attachment Mechanism
Click Mechanism Floating Floor (Glueless) – The glueless Click method of installation is the easiest choice. Similar to laminate flooring, the planks are made to lock together without the need for glue or nails and can be laid over any floor surface (as long as it is even and level). This is the simplest method for the do-it-yourselfer…even a beginner can do it successfully.
Bamboo planks with click are more expensive then the standard Tongue and Groove planks due to the complex machining involved and the wider planks. Click planks are expensive to engineer, Bamboo Warehouse uses the patented Valenge 5G click mechanism which is widely regarded as the best form of Click lock attachement on the market. (see video above) Click is truly environmentally friendly because no glues are used in the installation. Click planks will not pull apart and if expansion or contraction happens, from experience we have found that Click planks will adjust together, carrying the change across all planks. Click planks result in a beautiful, smooth, seamless finish.