Wood Flooring Newsletter – July 2016
While bamboo is an elegant and less expensive alternative to hardwood flooring, it can be a big headache for installers who don’t know its challenges and risks. The articles below reveal several challenges, including how bamboo is especially susceptible to moisture — even more so than hardwood — making moisture measurement all the more critical.
5 Challenges for Installers
Sure, homeowners love the look and cost of bamboo flooring, but they’re not without some big challenges and risks for installers.
Moisture & Treatment Concerns
Bamboo is not your father’s hardwood floor . . . so bamboo moisture issues require greater precautions for installers.
Not sure about your moisture meter’s settings for bamboo . . . then check out these lab-tested settings for several different bamboo products courtesy of Wagner Meters.