What is hand scraped wood flooring?

What is hand scraped flooring?

If you love the look and feel of hardwood flooring, but you’re looking for something a little bit rustic or different, then hand scraped flooring might be the ideal flooring for you. Nowadays, “hand-scraping” is actually a machining technique used to make new wood look distressed and antiqued. Before machined wood planks came along, wood … Read more

How do I repair scratches on bamboo flooring?

How to repair babmoo flooring scratches

Unfortunately, there is no flooring material (or other material, really) on earth that is 100 percent scratch-proof; diamond floors, anyone? Bamboo floors are the toughest hardwood out there, but they are scratch-resistant rather than impenetrable. They are scarcely effected by common scrapes and impact, but they can be gouged or dented under heavy duress. I’m sorry … Read more

Can you put bamboo flooring over radiant heat?

Can you put bamboo flooring over radiant heat

Radiant floor heating systems are a popular construction feature in new home construction. They are also great for large-scale home renovation projects. They can be expensive to install, but several benefits make them appealing to homeowners. By utilizing convection mechanisms, radiant heating provides an energy-efficient heat source for your home. It’s effortless to run – … Read more

2019 Ambient Bamboo Flooring Formaldehyde Off Gassing Test Results & Indoor Air Quality

Since 2006, Ambient Bamboo Floors has voluntarily conducted annual safety testing for off-gassing of all of its flooring products. Ambient is one of the few, if not the only, flooring companies that regularly tests its products for safety every year. In October, Ambient received its 2019 formaldehyde test results for off-gassing, and the results came … Read more

MagPanel: Magnesium Fireproof Boards for Residential and Commercial Construction

The mineral magnesium oxide, also known as MgO, is the primary ingredient in MagPanel (aka MgO board or magnesium oxide panels). MagPanel is a fireproof construction material that is recently gaining popularity in the United States. MagPanel is the perfect answer to construction needs in the home and commercial facilities because they are strong, durable, … Read more

Examining the Effects of Hardwood, Cork and Bamboo Flooring on the Environment

Examining effects of bamboo, hardwook and cork flooring

Ambient is proud to present this guest post by Cora Ballek, with the Greener Living Blog Editorial Team’s additions.  Cora is the winner of the 2019 Ambient Bamboo Floors Essay Contest Scholarship.  Cora is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Davis.    On October 8th, 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a … Read more

Bamboo Flooring Colors: How to decide what works for your home.

  Choosing just the right bamboo flooring color for your home’s floors can be a dilemma. What you think might look good when you see a smaller sample or display panel may overwhelm you when it’s your whole floor. There’s no foolproof way to ensure you’ll love the result, but there are some tricks to … Read more

Do I Need Special Underlayment For Bamboo Flooring?

First things first: in case you don’t already know what underlayment is, it’s the material laid on top of the sub-floor before the bamboo floor is installed (the subfloor is pretty much the base floor of your house, whether it’s a concrete slab or plywood resting on floor joists). You will need underlayment if you … Read more