When Is the Best Time to Install Bamboo or Wood Floors?

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Fall is the best time to install bamboo flooring. Like other hardwood flooring, bamboo floors absorb moisture from the environment. While you can install bamboo floors in the Winter, the air is cold and dry. You can install hardwood flooring in the Summer, but the air is hot and humid. In the Fall, temperatures are … Read more

How to Prepare for Bamboo Flooring Installation

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You’ve spent hours pouring over internet sites, visiting stores, and comparing samples. Now it is finally time to move forward with installing the bamboo flooring of your dreams. Nothing impacts the life of your flooring like the installation process. Mess this up and it doesn’t matter how well your flooring is made, it won’t last. … 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 raw floor of your house, whether it’s a concrete slab or plywood resting on floor joists). The long and short of it … Read more

Is Bamboo Flooring Installed Under Kitchen Cabinets and Islands?

Bamboo Flooring Under Island And Cabinets In Your Kitchen

If you are buying rather than building your home, then the flooring decisions surrounding cabinets may be at the mercy of the original homebuilders. In all likelihood, your pre-existing cabinetry was installed on top of or around the flooring in your kitchen. Perhaps you are considering replacing your kitchen floor or installing a new cabinet … Read more

Subfloor Preparation Before Installing Bamboo Flooring

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You’ve looked at all the advantages of bamboo flooring, and you’ve decided it’s the right solution for you. Subfloor preparation before you begin is a critical part of the installation process. You want your sub-floor to be flat, clean of any dirt and debris, and properly prepared for your bamboo flooring. Step 1: Set Your Temperature and … Read more

How Much Extra Bamboo Flooring Do I Order For Cutting & Waste?

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When you’re putting down flooring you want to be sure that you buy enough but you also don’t want to end up with an exceptional amount of waste, especially if you’re choosing for its green benefits. When you start looking at estimates for the amount of flooring you need, most sources tell you that you’re … Read more

A Handful of Helpful Tips For Laying Your Hardwood Floor

Laying hardwood parquet. Worker decides the direction and fixes the boards one by one.

The most common way to lay/install hardwood or bamboo flooring is by aligning the planks parallel to the longest wall or run in the installation. Apart from a few exceptions like sagging joists, this is the preferred direction to lay wood floors because it provides the best result aesthetically. This means running the planks lengthwise … Read more

Keys to Successfully Installing Hardwood or Bamboo Flooring Over a Garage or Crawl Space

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Among the most challenging locations for bamboo flooring are rooms that are positioned over crawl spaces or garages. Installing bamboo flooring in these areas is particularly difficult because failure to shield from moisture adequately can damage the floor. Below is a closer look at some key points related to installing bamboo flooring above garages or crawl … Read more

How to Install Bamboo Baseboard and Shoe Molding.

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If you’re looking to install eco-friendly bamboo flooring in your home or workplace, you’ll probably come across frequent references to the baseboard and shoe molding (or its close cousin, quarter round). These products are essential for creating a perfectly finished look for your floors. We’ve put together a list of answers to some frequently asked … Read more