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blakekr 11-05-2007 12:15 AM

bamboo flooring: wide or narrow boards?
 
After doing some reading online I think I've decided to get our bamboo from fastfloors.com -- the price is great and there are many good recommendations here.


But I really don't know whether to get the 6" wide or the 3.62" planks. The former is almost twice the price! I've been told, though, that the gaps between boards collect dirt and the advantage of having wider planks is worth it. OTOH, I've also been told that they're more likely to warp at that width. Nobody around here has seen a 6" wide bamboo floor so we really don't know how it stacks up visually.
So, no idea ... I'd love to hear some feedback if anyone has some.
Thanks!

JazMan 11-05-2007 12:57 AM

On top to all that, wide planks should also be glued in addition to nailing.

If you're worried about maintenance maybe you should consider something else?

Jaz

Floorwizard 11-06-2007 11:31 PM

I winder if this is some sort of floating bamboo. In that case the 6 inch width is a bit more stable.

JazMan 11-07-2007 01:17 AM

No Floorcraft, it's not a floating floor, it's about 5/8" thick I believe? The description on their sales pitch page says either nail or glue. They may not even know that planks 5" and wider should also be glued. I think that is pretty standard recommendation?:yes:

Jaz

Floorwizard 11-09-2007 04:29 PM

Double up. It's a good idea and cheap insurance.


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