The bamboo plant is a rapidly growing plant that produces bamboo used in bamboo flooring, the bamboo plant, mostly found in Asian countries, reaches maturity in approximately five to six years. By then this hardy little plant is ready to harvest bamboo for flooring and other materials.
The bamboo plant continuously regenerates so removing bamboo from the plant does not actually harm the plant in any way, making this an eco-friendly way to make many useful products. Bamboo is really durable and is the perfect plant to be used for making flooring. Unlike some other hard woods, bamboo is almost entirely bug-free, and can make a great addition to your home or office.
Installation involved in bamboo flooring is a mystery for some. Very few brands actually have instruction on the installation process. But, one of the most important parts of installation in the case of bamboo flooring is the preparation process. Be sure that your floor is dry and clean before all installations.
This can prevent many problems in the future. Flood preparation is important and many neglect this ever so important step when preparing for installation. Most bamboo flooring is installed by means of staples or floor cleats, but you should always be gentle with the staples to insure that none of the flooring is damaged in the process.
Bamboo floors must be carefully measured and double measured before ever cutting, always make sure that everything is going to fit into place before cutting the wood, so you do not waste any bamboo.
With most bamboo floors, you should not use the floating method, because they are not originally intended for that use and may cause uneven and a generally unpleasant look. Always remember to ask your local contractor when attempting a do-it-yourself project, to see what you should and should not do to produce the best floor possible.
Using the glue down method is extremely risky if you are a do-it-yourselfer and should not be attempted even by the experienced do-it-yourselfer, using the wrong adhesive could cause major problems. Bamboo flooring is extremely durable and in some cases it is even said that it is harder than normal wood floors.
And because of this, it is a good solid floor and will not scratch or dent easily. If you are considering putting down floating bamboo flooring you should consult a professional on the right tips and tricks to use when laying the floor and what kind of preparations should be used to produce the best results.