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bamboo flooring is only produced in China?

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In the stores, everyone says bamboo flooring is from China, does anybody know bamboo flooring from other countries?

in fact,Chinese bamboo flooring is best,and so cheap

Is bamboo flooring easy to install on concrete subfloor?

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Also, I have heard it referred to as a laminate, even though the material I’m looking at is bamboo through-and-through. What gives?

My husband and I just put bamboo flooring in on concrete last year. It’s pretty easy to install. You need to use mastic to glue it down. We got the mastic from the flooring supply place…
www.lumberliquidators.com.

NOTE: The concrete needs to be prepped properly. You need to sand it smooth (we rented an industrial sander from Home Depot), fill in any uneven spots and make sure the floor is level. You also need to seal the concrete. I don’t remember the specific name of the sealant but we also got it from Lumber Liquidators.

IMPORTANT: the sealant is VERY flammable. We had to kill all pilot lights (fireplace, heater, stove) to use it. It will also light if temperature are about 80 degrees. Use with great caution!!!

Love the bamboo. Only complaint is that it is soft wand dings when we drop stuff. Texture is great for hiding most scratches. We have two dogs and scratches don’t show.

Last thing, bamboo is more like wood than grass. My husband used some leftover flooring and made a desk lamp, dog food/water riser, shelf and some other stuff (he’s pretty handy) so NO, bamboo is not a laminate.

Prepping A Plywood Subfloor For Hardwood Or Laminate

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We’ll show you how to level your floor, check for excess moisture and mark a starting guideline.

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Is Bamboo Flooring Difficult to Do Oneself? Any Suggestions?

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We recently bought a home with horrible berber (I hate berber!) and I’m very interested in replacing the floors with bamboo. How difficult is it to install myself. I’m handy with tools, but I’m not sure if it’s a project I’ll get started and never finish if it gets too hard. :-) What tools are necessary for the project and how can I guess how long it will take?

I would also like to get my stairs covered with bamboo, but I heard that stairs are very difficult to do. Thoughts?
Great answers so far. I will add the following – I am installing over concrete and I cannot stand laminate (I had it at my old house and ended up hating it). Oh yeah – my foyer is lenghthwise one way, and my den is lengthewise perpendicular to it. Which way would I face the wood? Split the rooms?

Solid bamboo installs the same as hardwood, except you can actually glue solid bamboo down directly over concrete, above grade, on grade, or below grade. As bamboo is grass and not hardwood, it is more "flexible"and adjusts easily to high levels of moisture or the lack of it.

The glue used is usually urethane-based and contains moisture-resistant properties. Prior to installing, you must of course, prep your subfloor. This entails checking the moisture level of the concrete sub, making sure it is flat and even, sanding down high parts and filling in low parts.

There is also the engineered bamboo type which can be floated if you are a bit hesitant to glue solid directly onto concrete.

For your foyer and den, it would be your option to run the planks just one way for both areas for a look of continuity, or you can split the areas and place the appropriate trim/molding in between for a nice, smooth transition.

Installation kits are usually offered as well for the brand of bamboo you’re buying. Installation on stairs requires a bit more patience as it is best installed by gluing down (which is messy but provides the most stability) and measurements have to be just right to make sure it looks good when you’re done.

I just bought bamboo flooring and now its supposed to rain. Should I go ahead and install it or wait?

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The flooring is solid wood tongue and groove planks and it has acclimated in the room for about a week. I was planning on installing it tomorrow, but now the weather is calling for rain from this afternoon until the middle of next week. Should I wait for the weather to return to normal or should I chance installing it?

the weather outdoors shouldn’t really have any effect on your installation -your going to love the bamboo its really a great choice

How To Install Laminate Floor Under Door

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This video demonstrates how to install a plank under a door casing. For more information about this video or Fausfloor® products visit www.fausfloor.com.

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How do i remove "spots" made from polyurethane adhesive from the surface of Bamboo flooring?

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Just layed bamboo flooring over radiant heat concrete with polyurethane adhesive. I have tried Mineral Spirits with no success.

Thanks

There is a good product called GooGone. You can find it just about anywhere, WalMart. I’ve use it all the time to remove the adhesive that is left over when remove a sticker on something I bought.

House Insulation and bamboo flooring?

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Hi,

In building our new home, we are now looking at insulation. We have been told by everyone around us that insulation is the key, if we want an energy efficient home.

My question is, can you have too much insulation? We are based in Wales, UK, so I realise that we are not exactly blessed with the weather but I also don’t want to live in a sauna by going over the top with the insulation!

I know we are going to have insulation in the roof/cavity and double glazing everywhere but can you ever over heat a house this way?

Also, does anyone have any experience of using bamboo flooring? Is it harder to put down that other wood flooring or has anyone had any problems with it after a period of time.

Thanks!

Insulation is a serious consideration for the new homes of the 21st century! You are wise to consider it.

Over-insulation is not possible. So the simple answer to your question is that no, you cannot over-heat your home by going for broke.

Insulation is not the creating of an airtight box, but rather the ensuring that heat you create with the use of central heating or direct heating (fires etc) is not lost via the traditional "weak" spots in your home.

The greatest loss of heat is via the windows. Obviously you know this. Roof voids are also big issues, predominantly for heat lost through the top rooms.

By ensuring that the windows and walls are well insulated and that the roof has plenty of insulation you are going to need to heat less, yes. But considering that you are likely to be looking at regulated central heating you are going to save, not overheat your home. Basically the regulator will cut off the boiler sooner because less of the heat output is lost due to poor insulation. So- easier to heat and quicker too! This is where the saving is. :-)

Overheating or airlessness is an issue only where the heating is unregulated, turned up too high and where you never open doors and windows or have approved ventilation underfloor and etc.

So- no more airless or overly hot than a less well insulated house with more heating.

:-)

HOWEVER- you DO need to balance ventilation with insulation just as much as you would have to without. Seen that news feature about the students and the cold house with mould? Heh- their "home" has inadequate ventilation regardless of the fact that it is NOT heated or well enough insulated (note how the young lady reported that they see their breath on a morning!).

So- over insulation is not the issue. Inadequate temperature control and/or ventilation could be.

Bamboo flooring- it is likely you are talking of the click-fit flooring from someplace like Homebase?

I have actually bought (not yet fitted) bamboo real wood flooring and know, from having grown up in India where it is used a lot, that it is a harder wood than most hard woods we’d normally use. It is a fairly "glassy" wood and as such has a very good capacity to withstand fairly strong use.

How good a flooring your bamboo flooring is probably also depends on the quality (price?).

And that is the only thing- because of the smaller surface area of bamboo it is a patchwork wood and seams are always a point of weakness. :-) The better the quality the less an issue it will be. As you will appreciate.

Which is better for bamboo flooring, a floor stapler gun or a floor nail gun?

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I did one room with the nail gun that required the use of a mallet but seems so time consuming. I was wondering is the use of a floor stapler gun would do as good as a job. The bamboo floor is stronger than the wood. Would the staples go in?

Here are instructions for BOTH nailed or stapled bamboo flooring. Good luck with your new floor! You will love it.

http://www.hardwoodinstaller.com/hardwoodinstaller/bamboo-installing.htm

Laminate Wood Flooring Cheap Where to Get a Truly Good Deal

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There are several reasons for retailers to sell laminate flooring at cheap rates. Some retailers sell their products at cheap rates when there is a large turnover in business.

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