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Top Ten questions about Bamboo Flooring

The same questions about bamboo flooring keep popping up, so we thought we would answer some of them for you.  Here are the top 10 questions that we get asked about bamboo flooring?

 

1. Is bamboo flooring strong?

Yes, bamboo flooring is strong and hardwearing.  Horizontal and vertical bamboo flooring is a comparable strength to Oak flooring.  If you are looking for something even stronger then have a look at strand woven bamboo flooring It is over twice as hard as Oak flooring, making it one of the strongest natural floor coverings available.

 

2. How is bamboo flooring made?

This is a question we get asked a lot.

Horizonal and vertical bamboo flooring are made using strips of bamboo.  The outer green layer of the bamboo plant is taken off, then the raw bamboo is cut into thin strips. These strips are then glued together (either horizontally or vertically) to create the planks of flooring.  The fitting system is added, and the planks of flooring are then coated in layers of lacquer to protect the surface.

Strand woven bamboo flooring is made in a slightly different way.  The outer green layer of the bamboo plant is removed.  The raw bamboo is then shredded into fibre strands. These are woven together and compressed into plank shapes.  The fitting system is added, and the planks of flooring are then coated in layers of lacquer to protect the surface.

For more detailed information about this topic, have a read through: How is Bamboo Flooring Made?

Bamboo Forest

3. Can I use bamboo flooring in commercial properties?

Yes, you can use our strand woven bamboo in commercial properties.  It is strong and durable and has a 10-year structural guarantee in commercial buildings.  Have a look at our range of bamboo flooring for commercial use.

 

4. Can I use underfloor heating with a bamboo floor?

Yes, all our click fitting bamboo floors are approved to be used with underfloor heating systems.  Within out range of underfloor heating compatible bamboo flooring, we have various colours, styles and even parquet block bamboo.

 

5. Can I have a bamboo floor in my kitchen?

Yes, you fit a bamboo floor in your kitchen area.  Bamboo is resilient but please wipe away any water spills straight away.  You must also make sure that your bamboo floor is not fitted underneath any kitchen cabinets.

Solid Natural Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring in Kitchen

6. Can I have a bamboo floor in my conservatory?

Yes, all types of bamboo flooring can be installed in a conservatory or rooms with large amounts of glazing.  The planks of bamboo are dimensionally stable therefore can withstand the constant changes in temperature and humidity.

 

7. Can I have a bamboo floor in my bathroom?

We would not recommend that you install a bamboo floor in a bathroom.  Although it is water resistant, bamboo flooring is not waterproof.

 

8. How do I measure my room for bamboo flooring?

If you want to measure your room for bamboo flooring, follow these simple steps:

  • Firstly, measure the width of your room in metres
  • Now, measure the length of your room in metres
  • Finally, multiply these two measurements together
  • This gives you the exact amount of flooring your will need in square metres
  • Always add on 5% for wastage

If you have more than one room or your room is not a straight forward shape, we can work out the amount of flooring you will need. Simply contact us.

 

9. Do I need to acclimatise my bamboo flooring?

Yes, you should always acclimatise your bamboo flooring to its new surroundings before it is installed.  The bamboo flooring should be left in the room, where it is going to be installed, for at least 48 hours.  The rooms should be fully dry, and the bamboo needs to be left in its packaging. Have a read through, How do I acclimatise my bamboo floor, for more detailed information.

 

10. How do I look after my bamboo floor?

Looking after your bamboo floor is simple.

  • First of all, sweep every day to remove dust and dirt
  • In addition, clean your bamboo with a Bona Spray Mop
  • Use felt protector pads to protect your floor from dents and scratches
  • Always remove outdoor footwear before walking on your floor
  • Furthermore, wipe away any spills straight away.

For more detailed information have a look at our Bamboo Flooring Care Guide.

Bona wood floor spray mop Bona Wood Floor Spray Mop

If you still want to know more about bamboo flooring, then browse our other blog articles or have a look at our FAQ page.  Alternatively, you can give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions that you have about bamboo flooring.