FAQ - Bamboo
Engineered Bamboo Flooring
Our engineered bamboo flooring consists of waterproof HDPC® core which helps prevent moisture from under the flooring. Engineered bamboo flooring is usually more budget-friendly option with unique “character” of real strand bamboo and none of the repeat patterns found in vinyl or laminate. It looks and feels like real bamboo.
Yes, our engineered bamboo flooring made from real strand bamboo.
Engineered strand bamboo is over twice as hard as the convention “natural” bamboo flooring.
All our engineered strand bamboo floorings are considered 100% waterproof, but is not warranted for long lasting water spills, leaks, or floods.
The bamboo veneer layer is a 1.2mm strand bamboo.
Yes, all our engineered bamboo floorings are free from chemical.
No, our engineered bamboo flooring does not contain formaldehyde.
No, our engineered bamboo floorings are designed for do it yourself.
It is best to have a professional calculate the material needed, but you can always figure the area, and add 5% to 10% of waste.
There will always be cut ends that may not be able to be used, so if you do not add extra to your calculation, you may run short of material.
Basic floor installation tools: rubber hammer, tapping block (or scrap piece of flooring), tape measure, marketing utensil, utility knife and/or saw, spacers, and pull bar.
Most of our engineered bamboo flooring do not need an underlayment pad.
We highly recommend a 6mil moisture barrier when installing over a concrete slab. A moisture barrier should not be used over wood substrates.
Engineered bamboo floorings can be installed in any interior room of the home. Engineered hardwood floorings are not designed for exterior use.
Yes, our engineered bamboo flooring can be installed over radiant heat system as long as the heat system is an embedded system, meaning that the heat system should be in mortar or concrete.
Our engineered bamboo flooring can be installed over most surfaces, excluding textile products and existing floating floors.
You should always level the substrate so you have a smooth, flat, hard surface; the flatter the substrate, the better your floor will perform.
No, floating floor should be installed under cabinets, the cabinets, the cabinets should be installed first, then fit to the cabinets with correct expansion space.
No, our engineered bamboo floorings provide clicking system. It will not be able to click and lock the flooring in herringbone pattern.
All floating floors require an expansion space to allow the flooring to move freely without restriction, restricted floors can have separating or buckling issues if the expansion space is not allowed.
Yes, it is important to install transition pieces between the room to room and bigger area to allow flooring to expand and contract over time.
Do not use nails, or glue to install your flooring. It will cause issues in the near future.
A chop saw and/or a table saw is the best way to make your cuts.
Any carbide tipped blade between 35 and 60 tooth work well.
Normally an engineered wood/bamboo floor can be refinished one time as long as it is not sanded too deep.
Maintenance & Repair Questions
Sweep regularly and use a hardwood cleaner with a microfiber dust mop, do not use a vacuum with a beater bar.
We do not recommend wet mops or steam mops. These types of mops may harm the flooring after extended use.
No, you do not want to use wax on your floor because the wax will build up the flooring finish and turn a low maintenance floor into a high maintenance floor.
As with any flooring, the environmental conditions should be meet per the installation guidelines.
Any wood scratch repair pen works well, you can find these at any local home improvement store.