4 Types of Bamboo Flooring That Are Driving the Industry Forward

urethane flooring adhesiveThe bamboo flooring sector is expected to experience significant growth over the next few years. In fact, the entire flooring industry is doing quite well, as more than 70% of flooring respondents — including manufactures, retailers, distributors, and contractors — expect sales increase of at least 3% throughout 2018 and into the new year. Additionally, 8% of those flooring respondents believe urethane flooring adhesive and similar material sales will grow exponentially.

Solid bamboo floors can be nailed down using 18 gauge cleats or glued down using urethane wood flooring adhesives, Urethane flooring adhesive are moisture-cured and dry faster in higher humidity levels, which is great for various flooring installation projects. When using a bamboo flooring adhesive, it’s recommended to let the adhesive cure at least 12 to 15 hours before walking on it, and 24 hours before moving heavy furniture into place.

Let’s take a look at the various types of bamboo flooring — and their advantages — that will likely drive much of that industry growth:

Tongue and Groove Bamboo (solid strand)

  • Installation instructions: nail down or glue down.

  • Three times harder than oak floors.

  • Available in hand scraped, eucalyptus, flat, brushed, and other unique surfaces.

  • Rapidly renewable, regrowing in five years.

  • Can be refinished up to five times.

  • No limits on continuous runs when nailed or glued down.

Click Lock Strand Bamboo (engineered)

  • Installation instructions: easy installation through floating.

  • Three times harder than oak floors.

  • Available in a variety of surface styles.

  • Can be refinished up to five times.

  • Solid wood wear layer with multi-ply eucalyptus or hdf core.

  • Higher dimensional stability and can be refinished up to two times (if the wear layer is at least 2 millimeters).

Engineered Tongue and Groove Bamboo

  • Installation instructions: floating, nail down or glue down.

  • Wear layer is up to three times harder than comparable wooden floor materials.

  • Wear layer is extremely renewable: regrowing in five years and multi-ply eucalytpus core.

  • Higher dimensional stability and can be refinished up to two times (if the wear layer is at least 2 millimeters).

  • Uses less wooden material than solid wood floors.

Classic Bamboo

  • Installation instructions: nail down or glue down.

  • Eco-friendly flooring material.

  • Available in a variety of surface styles and colors.

  • No limits on continuous runs when nailed or glued down.

  • Can be refinished up to three times.

If you want to learn more about how can improve the look, feel, and strength of your company’s or home’s floors, as well as work with quality bamboo flooring manufacturers, give Ambient Bamboo Flooring a call at (866) 710-7070.



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