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3 Challenges of Installing Bamboo Flooring
Construction & Building

3 Challenges of Installing Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring is becoming popular in Australian homes. Nowadays, majority of the people prefer bamboo flooring for their home and office building as it has many advantages. It can cast an elegant look on any room of your living space.

However, one must hire a professional bamboo floor installer for proper installation of the floor. A layman can face different challenges that an experienced installer will not face as he is professional and skilled and is aware of the knowledge required for the job.

They can’t detect problems in quality – Sometimes, low quality bamboos are harvested and supplied in distinct countries. After that, toxic adhesives are used on the bamboos. Such types of low quality bamboos can be broken from shoes, furniture, dropped objects and so on. That’s why the flooring peels off after some years. You have to waste a lot of money to reinstall bamboo flooring if it is peeled off. Some homeowners complain that their home’s bamboo flooring is coming out after 2 weeks of installation. The truth is that a good quality of bamboo flooring cannot be categorized easily by a layman; only a professional bamboo and laminate floor installer can help you with that. The high standards for bamboo can be established when the process of bamboo flooring can be monitored from the start till the end.

Measuring the content of moisture – sometimes, it becomes very hard to handle factory dried bamboos as it is quite difficult to measure the content of moisture. Many factories don’t dry the bamboos just like wood is dried in some other factories. When a piece of bamboo is not dried with care, moisture content reappears and this is a serious problem for the manufacturers. That’s why installers must take precautions to retain moisture from the bamboos. The installers ought to take the same precautions that they use to take for treating dense tropical hardwoods. Installers should use a wood moisture meter for measuring the content of moisture of a stranded bamboo. The great differences in the readings of moisture is really challenging for installing a bamboo floor.

Mold is another problem – Prior to installation of bamboo flooring, installers ought to seek for streaky discoloration, particularly in the planks. It happens when a fungus would attack the bamboo only after the first few days of harvest.  Raw bamboo rots in a quick way and so it is generally treated within 1 to 2 days after cutting. If the bamboo floor is not treated in a good way, then the mold will be present in the finished floor even after being removed.