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