Bamboo Flooring

Essentials about the manufacture, installation, sanding and finishing of bamboo, as well as troubleshooting information.

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Beyond Bamboo Basics: Gain a Deeper Understanding of this Flooring

People in our industry have a lot of questions and concerns about bamboo. I've been selling and working with bamboo flooring since 2001, and I have been working directly with ...

What to Look for in Bamboo Flooring

There are a lot of misconceptions about bamboo flooring and a plethora of choices on the market. There are different ages of bamboo maturity and subsequent different hardness ratings, different factory finishes and different manufacturing processes.

Know these Facts Before Working with Bamboo Flooring

As the focus on environmental responsibility gains strength among consumers and the wood flooring industry, bamboo flooring continues to be in the spotlight. Love it or hate it, it's something most contractors will have to deal with sooner or later. Of course, bamboo is technically a grass. Solid bamboo is constructed of ...

What to Consider When Working with Bamboo & Cork Flooring

Your phone rings. It's a potential customer who just got back from a trip visiting her long-lost friend 1,200 miles away. Her friend just had a cork floor installed in her great room. It had a unique pattern and was stained white. And, the friend informed her...

Bamboo: A Green Grass?

So, is bamboo "green"? Yes. And no. (As you all know by now, I'm a big one for being grey in my green.) Here are some pluses on bamboo: rapidly renewable for sure. A raw material that provides new stock every five years is pretty hard to beat. (Bamboo should ...

The Case of the Dimpling Bamboo Flooring

Recently, a frustrated customer who was distraught with her bamboo floor installation reached me for technical support. In tears, she said, "There are tiny bumps and bruises all over my brand-new bamboo floor!"

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