In many ways, strand woven bamboo flooring will react much like a solid hardwood floor. Not understanding this important concept has led some installers to make basic mistakes when they are installing bamboo flooring. Some of the problems that consumers report include buckling of the floor planks when using either the glue down or floating installation methods. In the case of glue down, each piece of the flooring system will react independently. For floating floors, the unit needs to move as a whole, and herein lies the problem.
There are two bits of good news, however. The first is that learning the proper ways to install strand woven bamboo is easy, if one simply takes the time to read the literature provided with the flooring. The second bit of good news is that even if problems do arise, fixing the problem is straightforward: Allow more room, undercut obstructions, and use T-molding when it is called for, undercutting it as well if necessary.
At EcoFusion, our flooring is as good as it gets. It is eco-friendly, durable, very attractive, and cost effective. When installed properly, it will last for decades. To find a local dealer who carries our bamboo flooring, visit our website and use our dealer locator tool.