MOSO® offers dozens of different bamboo flooring covering options which are divided into three collections. Chinese medicine also credits bamboo as an effective treatment for infections, while Indian medicine has long used the silicious concentration found in the culms of the bamboo stem as a tonic for respiratory diseases. If a darker color similar to oak is desired, the bamboo goes through a carbonizing process of steaming under controlled pressure and heat. Pin meters have been known to work well on traditional bamboo if you insert the pins parallel to the grain of the material and at the same depth. Color Bamboo Flooring – Manufacture bamboo flooring products using exclusive wood-coating technology in rich stains and resistant urethane to from Duro Design.
Despite some changes over the years, the depot still retains its turn-of-the-century character. Many detergents contain a waxing agent which will dull the color of the flooring and leave behind a filmy glaze. Does this product need to acclimate as long as the solid carbonized strand bamboo.
According to Tom Godfrey, spokesman for consumer organisation CHOICE, bamboo is hard-wearing, durable, easy to clean, and uses low embodied energy.” The latter refers to the total energy used to produce the flooring. My kitchen has sheet vinyl that is lifting in the corners and has other issues, so I worry about putting this floor directly over the existing vinyl. Bamboo grows much faster than wood and so can be harvested sooner with lower impact on the environment.
Typically each plant or tree can reach maturity in five to six years whereas other more common hardwoods used for flooring can take upwards of 50 years and more. I was told that the solid carbonized strand bamboo needs at least 4 to 6 weeks to acclimate here in our dry climate. When harvested at its peak hardness, bamboo used in flooring, decking and other building materials is often harder and more resilient than products made from popular woods such as oak, maple, and Ipe. Oh how I wish the idiot that installed my parents bamboo floors had seen your instructable!! We’re proud to be a leading supplier of hardwood bamboo & eucalyptus flooring products, since 2005. You want to make sure the flooring is wide enough that it catches all the splashed water and manure your ducks and geese generate. Bamboo flooring has gained popularity with the green building council and others.
Other factors that affect how flooring performs: type of core for engineered flooring like: pine, hdf (high density fiber board), poplar, oak, birch….etc… When choosing an engineered floor (other than the species) consider grain direction and thickness floor or top wear surface of the product, engineered hardwoods with thicker wear layers (more actual hardwood) will offer more resistance to dinging than ones with much thinner wear layers.