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Bamboo Flooring Basics

A quick overview of bamboo flooring including many pictures from bamboo forests and bamboo flooring factories. Brought to you free from www.floordujour.com
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builddirect.com Co-Founder Rob Banks discusses one of the hardest, most durable bamboo floors on the market – strand woven bamboo flooring.
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By |2012-06-14T22:18:46+00:00May 17th, 2012|Blog, Comments|14 Comments

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  1. randalljames1 May 17, 2012 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I know this is an old question but went unanswered..

    if you go with bamboo, a “non carbonized” variety is the trick… The “carbonization” softens bamboo substantially… There are a couple videos floating around about bamboo grades and hardness.. sure is a pretty flooring material..

  2. randalljames1 May 17, 2012 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I know this is an old question but went unanswered..

    if you go with bamboo, a “non carbonized” variety is the trick… The “carbonization” softens bamboo substantially… There are a couple videos floating around about bamboo grades and hardness.. sure is a pretty flooring material..

  3. randalljames1 May 17, 2012 at 8:57 am - Reply

    I know this is an old question but went unanswered..

    if you go with bamboo, a “non carbonized” variety is the trick… The “carbonization” softens bamboo substantially… There are a couple videos floating around about bamboo grades and hardness.. sure is a pretty flooring material..

  4. randalljames1 May 17, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    very cool… did not realize how labor intensive the flooring was.. I have bamboo in home office and love the look..

  5. rigginsconst May 17, 2012 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Very nice.

  6. burldoor55 May 17, 2012 at 11:14 am - Reply

    First off, thanks so much for the video. Very helpful. Secondly, in response to Greg7740- most of the companies we have been checking on have a certified commitment to mature growth, and quality standards. But, it’s good to see that people are holding them accountable. No one wants to find their floor buckling after a few years.

  7. Drav1212 May 17, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I need to install wood floors in “HIGH” traffic areas of my home. Let me repeat that, “HIGH” traffic areas of my house, like a hallway. What is the best type of flooring for HIGH traffic areas..Thanks

  8. symo123456 May 17, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Formaldehyde is present in many bamboo floors, however, not all. It all depends on the type of adhesive and the manufacturer. There are some world class great bamboos and some very very bad bamboo flooring guys too.

  9. cdeepu3 May 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    thendi , patti

  10. blkman0072 May 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Also I dont work for Ambient because I know someone is going to ask. I’m a D.I.Y. person that likes to really look into things I use and install. I’m going with Ambient becaause of price, look, and low V.O.C. compounds in their flooring. MY step son had allergies so carpet isnt good and dont need him getting sick while in his room. I’ve had maples floors in the past and loved them but that’s where price comes in. Also I’m doing this install not hiring installers. Ambient floor is direct also.

  11. blkman0072 May 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Look at Ambient bamboo flooring for more info. I’ve been looking at bamboo flooring for 8 months and seen samples of stuff from lowes and hope depot and got samples from ambient and otehr places. Ambient I think is the best and o its not fake grain. Actually the woven flooring dark looks like hard wood but its a lot harder than hard wood flooring. Also the woven is bamboo all the way thorugh from Ambient. No plywood with bamboo skin. So you could refinish it 30 yrs later.

  12. kllklklklklklklklklk May 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Basically its the OSB of flooring.

  13. cableaddict May 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    So the grain is fake?

    Hmmm. Might as well use linoleum. I don’t see the point here.

  14. Timothy2035 May 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    sounds like a tedious process, though I am just now starting to explore around with some wood alternatives to flooring.

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