Bamboo wood floor installation is not much different from standard hardwood floor installation. For homeowners, the primary motivation for doing bamboo wood floor installation is to save money. It can be installed in half the cost by doing it yourself.Installing a bamboo floor can be an easy weekend project.
Basic Instructions: Prior to installation of any flooring, you should ensure that the job site and subfloor meet the necessary requirements. The important steps in installation take place before putting in the bamboo floor. Here are a few guidelines:
Adhesives do not bond well with dirty subfloors and will eventually cause decay, if moist. If not level, the bamboo flooring will squeak when walked on.
A bamboo wood floor should be the last item installed for any new construction or remodel project. Also, install the floor per the manufacturer’s guidelines to protect your warranty.
For nail-down installation, you’ll also need:
For glue-down installation, you’ll also need:
For floating installation, you’ll also need:
For the best appearance, a bamboo wood floor is often laid parallel to the longest wall or the outside wall, which is usually the straightest and suitable for laying down a straight working line.The direction of the planks should be based on the layout of the room and locations of entrances and windows. A few rows (no glue or nails) can be dry-laid before starting installation to confirm your layout decision and working line.
If the room is ready for installation, and all materials and tools are present, a DIYer with some flooring experience can expect to install about 200 square feet in a day. Installment Procedure:
There are three common ways for a bamboo wood floor installation: Naildown, gluedown and floating.