With bamboo flooring, excess moisture results in the largest percentage of complaints. Improper maintenance is but one of the moisture related problems. Most commonly moisture problems are caused by conditions such as water under the structure, leaking pipe, excessively wet concrete or too much moisture in a buildings other structural components such as lumber and plaster at the time the floor is installed. [Read more…] about Bamboo Care Do’s and Don’ts
Bamboo the green floor covering. We have a large variety of floors. Soft wood, hardwood, exotic wood and bamboo represent a few of our many floor types. Carpet, linoleum, sheet vinyl, laminate, ceramic and stone are a few more of the floors we enjoy. What a variety of floors and what a variety of environmental concerns. The Spotted Owl, endangered plants, endangered bugs and rodents, oil spills at sea and on land, strip mining – scaring the majestic beauty of our lands. Some say we are destroying the ecosystems and yes, the giant panda. All of these are real concerns and one or more of them affect the manufacturing of every type of floor covering made today. Is bamboo really an eco friendly floor? [Read more…] about Bamboo and the Panda Survival
The test results in this report are based on the ASTM D1037 Janka Ball test. The Janka test is a measure used to determine the strength and durability of wood and bamboo flooring based on the amount of force required to indent the floor. The Janka hardness of bamboo flooring tends to vary a bit as it does with some wood species. Due to the thickness of available specimens its accuracy is somewhat greater on wood than bamboo. The test measures the force required to embed an 11.28 millimeter (0.444 inch) steel ball into wood half its diameter (0.222 inch) deep. This method was chosen so that the result would leave an indentation 100 square millimeters in size. Janka is one of the best measures to determine the hardness and durability of wood species.
There are less moisture related complaints with bamboo floors than with wood floors. When considering wood flooring for wet areas such as a kitchen or bath room, bamboo flooring is a good choice. While moisture related conditions do arise with bamboo flooring, like engineered wood flooring bamboo is more stable than solid wood for over concrete or wet area installations. With bamboo flooring moisture problems are usually a site related condition. Frequently a moisture problem is caused by conditions such as water under the structure, leaking pipe, excessively wet concrete or too much moisture in a buildings structural components at the time the floor is installed. Improper maintenance can also result in the introduction of excess moisture. [Read more…] about Concrete Moisture Concerns
With bamboo flooring the end user may experience problems. A problem may be as simple as the best way to correct a ding or the development of a new blemish.Other problems may include more severe damage. At Bamboo Flooring Pros and Cons we have listed an overview as to the types of bamboo flooring problems seen by inspection companies such as The Weinheimer Group. Below you will find information that should help you solve your concern or should the need for claims resolution be necessary. [Read more…] about Problem ID and Resolution