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Does Contemporary bamboo flooring smell?

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I have chemical sensitivity and sensitivity with smells. I want to know if Bamboo flooring has any chemical smells to it. I want to rent a beach house but don’t know if I should because it has bamboo floors which I heard could have a smell.

By now, there’s been a lot of regulation of bamboo floors. When they first came out, there was a concern with formaldehyde emissions. But, now European and US standards have all but phased out the old floors to make room for ones with emissions that are low-to-none. It should be said that most flooring is finished with some kind of treatment to keep moisture out. Bamboo is no exception. My suggestion is to visit the location you’re thinking renting and see if you notice any noticeable odour. Ask about how long the floors have been installed. If they’ve been in for a while, chances are that they will have finished outgassing.

Over the long-term, modern flooring is designed to keep the air free of irritants. This is the advantage of natural flooring, so it is in the interest of the industry to make sure that emissions are not a problem, even to senstive noses like yours.

Good luck!

2 Responses to “Does Contemporary bamboo flooring smell?”

  1. Royce Ann M Says:

    No
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  2. Rob J Says:

    By now, there’s been a lot of regulation of bamboo floors. When they first came out, there was a concern with formaldehyde emissions. But, now European and US standards have all but phased out the old floors to make room for ones with emissions that are low-to-none. It should be said that most flooring is finished with some kind of treatment to keep moisture out. Bamboo is no exception. My suggestion is to visit the location you’re thinking renting and see if you notice any noticeable odour. Ask about how long the floors have been installed. If they’ve been in for a while, chances are that they will have finished outgassing.

    Over the long-term, modern flooring is designed to keep the air free of irritants. This is the advantage of natural flooring, so it is in the interest of the industry to make sure that emissions are not a problem, even to senstive noses like yours.

    Good luck!
    References :
    http://flooring.builddirect.com/Bamboo-Flooring/Bamboo-Floors-FAQ_8749.aspx
    http://flooring.builddirect.com/Bamboo-Flooring/Bamboo-Floors-Articles/Know_Your_Floors__Some_Facts_You_Should_Know_About_Bamboo_Flooring.aspx
    http://flooring.builddirect.com/Bamboo-Flooring/Bamboo-Floors-Guide.aspx

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