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Tongue and Groove or Click Fitting Bamboo?

When choosing a new bamboo floor you may wonder whether to opt for (Tongue and Groove) T&G or Click bamboo.  Once the bamboo flooring is laid, it will look exactly the same, but you might want to know the differences between them.

What is T&G Bamboo Flooring?

T&G bamboo flooring is where each plank of flooring has a tongue and a groove on the long and the short sides.  A tongue is a sticking out edge and a groove is a slotted edge.  The tongues fit into the grooves perfectly to create a seamless and smooth bamboo floor.

T&G bamboo flooring can be installed over any type of subfloor that has been fully prepared and checked.  It can be fixed to the subfloor with glue or secret nails, or floated over an underlay.  To find out more about installing T&G bamboo flooring have a look at our Installation Guide.

Tongue and Groove Carbonised Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring

What is Click Fitting Bamboo Flooring?

Click fitting bamboo flooring has been specially designed and produced for easy installation. The click fitting is on each edge of the plank of flooring.  You simply click and lock the planks of bamboo flooring into place, without the use of glue, screws or nails.  Installing click fitting bamboo requires less skill and equipment than installing T&G bamboo.

Click bamboo flooring is more popular than T&G so you can generally find more choice of colour and plank sizes.  It must be installed over a solid subfloor (not joists), that has been properly prepared and checked.  It can be floated over an underlay, used with underfloor heating or fixed to the subfloor with flexible flooring adhesive.

T&G or Click Bamboo Click Fitting Natural Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring

T&G or Click Bamboo?

Now that you know what the two different types of flooring are, you may want to decide which is best for your home:

  • Both T&G or Click bamboo can be floated over an underlay or fixed to the subfloor.
  • Click bamboo is more straight forward to install as it requires less skill and equipment.
  • Click bamboo can be used with underfloor heating.
  • Whether you choose T&G or Click bamboo you must fully prepare your subfloor by ensuring that it is flat, level, clean and dry.
  • Click fitting bamboo can be found with more choice of colours, construction types and plank sizes.
  • Both T&G or Click bamboo create a beautiful seamless and gap free floor.
  • Once installed both T&G and Click are easy to look after.