The fact is that bamboo is a rapidly growing hollow grass (not wood) that can be harvested every 5-7 years, unlike tree wood, which can typically be harvested only every 15-100 years. If you are interested in installing bamboo flooring in your Adelaide home, talk to our professionals at RP Quality Floors. That would probably make a big difference in mold potential in your room, regardless of the flooring you choose. This efficient production process results in boards displaying greater contrast in colour and grain with a more pronounced display of the bamboo internodes.
I scored some nice bamboo off of craigslist, but I also rejected a lot of samples. Lumber Liquidators also offers different cork flooring options from Lisbon Cork that all come with a 25-year warranty. As a grass-like material with qualities as those of hardwood timber floors, Bamboo is manufactured for floor coverings for countries all over the world. Known for its resistance to insects and moisture, bamboo flooring has made a considerable impact in the North American marketplace. Remove flooring from packaging and sticker-stack the planks in order to facilitate airflow between the boards. Developed more than two decades ago on cornerstones of environmental health and sustainability, Plyboo’s award-winning architectural-grade bamboo products are found in modern commercial and residential interiors from coast to coast and beyond. If you’re handy, you can install bamboo flooring by nailing or gluing it directly onto the subfloor.
The dimensions of the ARC Bamboo are 14mm thick solid boards and a generous 1,850mm long and 137mm wide. Genesis Bamboo is widely specified by Architects and Interior designers all over Australia in residential and commercial projects. Also, as with many short-rotation crops, applications of fertilizer and pesticides to bamboo may be required for optimal growth. Because of this, consumers are increasingly choosing to install a bamboo floor in place of a traditional hardwood one. You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on the installation tab and then clicking on – Installation Guide. Hardwood flooring consists of solid pieces of wood that are sawn directly from trees, so less processing energy and fewer materials are required. The particular species of bamboo used for flooring is grown in select groves of Southern China.
Just a note to say that I took delivery of the flooring today, and to say a big thank you for all your help. Planks are 36 inches long, 3 5/8 inches wide, and 5/8 inches thick for easy installation and reduced waste. We have a wide selection of bamboo boards to suit any of your building needs such as direct stick or floating floors including a vertical board, ideal for making furniture pieces. For more information about how to maintain and clean your bamboo floor, visit the cleaning and maintenance section of our website. Strand bamboo is manufactured from super-thin, shredded bamboo fibers that are mixed with resins and pressed into rock-hard planks. In the age of green building, bamboo flooring holds a unique place as a natural material which is completely sustainable. Once your bamboo flooring has been installed you will want to do everything you can to protect the stunning surface.
It is distinguished by a more compressed grain appearance and is harder than Traditional Bamboo. Manufactured bamboo floors are typically made available in planks with either vertical- or horizontal-grain orientation. Humidity control is the single most contributing factor to bamboo failure in a home with appropriate” installation. Natural bamboo color is similar to that of beech; bamboo must go through a carbonizing process (using steam under controlled pressure and heat) for darker stains. Due to the excessive moisture present in a full bath we cannot recommend any of our solid natural flooring or laminate products for this application, I would suggest one of our engineered or vinyl Tranquility products. This makes bamboo a fantastic option for people renting premises because when renters move on they can easily dismantle the floor and take it with them. When we were ready to install carpeting, we had HD and a flooring company draw up bids.