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Old 04-01-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Bamboo Flooring Install


I plan on purchasing and installing a carbonized stranded bamboo floor. It's manufactured by Morning Star and is 3/8" thick by 3 3/4" wide. This floor is going on a cement floor (Florida slab home) and I'm considering installing as a floating floor. I'm asking for anyone with experience in installing bamboo as described to comment. I know this is one of the hardest floors and was wondering if cutting isa problem? Your ideas and suggestions please. Thank for your input.

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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i do not think bamboo is that hard as of what i have seen a few years after install. here is a link on species hardness chart. http://www.countyfloors.com/about_janka.html

and i do not do enough to comment on install on concrete on Florida slab

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Old 04-02-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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Joe3534,
I've installed the exact same bamboo flooring in my house glued to the concrete foundation, with no problems. I have to agree with jaydevries that its not the hardest but it looks and works well in our house. Three kids, & two dogs tested for over three years now and no problems. Some suggestions I have for you, I layed my floor out and blue tape numbered them before gluing them down to not slow up a one man show. Work only about two board widths at a time. Start with a new, sharp, fine tooth saw blade for cuts. Have a wet towel to assist clean-up along the way and as you put down a full run use something to weigh down the boards to ensure positive glue aheards to both the wood and floor. I used some 12x12 stepping stones with a towel underneath moving them across as I moved to a new run of board. Remember 1/4" gap on the outside of primeter and to mix up the boxes as you open them for a uniform look. Post some pictures of you work when done. Good luck.
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