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

Installing Bamboo Flooring Under Cabinets and Islands? Read this.

Bamboo Flooring Under Island And Cabinets In Your Kitchen

The answer is the same as for all hardwood floors: if you are nailing or gluing down the floor , YES you can install them under cabinets, but if you are installing a floating floor, NO you cannot install it under cabinets. Different installers have different recommendations, but it is possible to install cabinets on … 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

8 Common Installation Errors With Hardwood & Bamboo Flooring

Red road sign reads wrong way with a cloudy sky in the background

You can avoid a lot of flooring problems by simply learning what to do and what not to do when installing the floors. Follow this guide to find out the most common installation mistakes — and how to best avoid them! Mistake #1: Not reading the installation instructions Flooring is a big investment and can … Read more

How to Install Bamboo Baseboard and Shoe Molding.

Should I glue or nail baseboard?

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

Nailing Down Bamboo Flooring? A Simple Guide.

nail down bamboo flooring

A common installation question we get every week is, “I’ve heard it’s super dense – can I nail down bamboo flooring?” The answer is a definitive YES.   In fact, thousands of people worldwide nail down strand woven bamboo floors every day; it’s the most common installation method. However, like with anything in life, you … Read more