I am currently acclimating a bunch of Home Decorators Collection click lock engineered bamboo flooring. The installation area (entryway and kitchen) currently has very even/flat linoleum and I plan to install over the top of this using the 'floating' approach.
Based on the manufacturers instructions and my research I will be doing the following:
- 12 days acclimating near installation area
- using high quality underlayment
- leaving 1/2 inch expansion gap against walls
I realize these are pretty cheap floors and I'm hoping to get at least 5 years out of them and really don't want early seam buckling.
Any advice or potential traps I may run into from those who have worked with lower end engineered bamboo floors?
Some comments elsewhere I read people run a thin bead of glue in the click lock seam for better water resistance, thoughts? I do have two drippy mouthed dogs :)
Cheers and thanks for any advice.