We don’t recommend using our bamboo flooring products with under floor heating (see notes below though). Strand Bamboo can be installed over “in-slab” heating systems with the following conditions:
Always install 200um builders plastic over the entire subfloor, with a taped overlap of at least 300mm.
Run the heating system for 2 weeks prior to installation.
Ensure the subfloor temperature does not exceed 27 degrees celsius. This will need to be controlled with a surface controlled thermostat.
‘Carbonised’ refers to a process during which the bamboo strips are heated, which changes their colour from their natural blond to a darker tone. Carbonised bamboo is not stained – it is darker all the way through.
Every flooring, accessory and maintenance product we sell is safe and environmentally friendly. All of our floors have been tested by independent labs, and have formaldehyde levels of less than 0.03 ppm – well below the European (E1) standard.
Generally, bamboo flooring is more resistant to humidity than traditional hardwood flooring. But as with all wood floors, a normal range of 40% to 60% relative humidity should be maintained in the home. Because Woodland Lifestyle bamboo flooring is made using a 10-coat process, including a moisture-resistant layer on both sides, it performs better in a higher or lower humidity range – as long as you let the flooring acclimatise on-site for a minimum of 72 hours before installation and follow our installation and maintenance guidelines.
Acclimatisation is simply a process of placing a timber product in the area where it is intended to be installed for a period of time to adapt to the climate of its surroundings. It needs time to adjust to whatever equilibrium moisture content is present in the room.
No, Woodland Lifestyle Bamboo Flooring comes prefinished so you can walk on your floor as soon as it is completed.
Flooring can fade in colour if it is consistently exposed to sunlight. If furniture is placed in certain spots and never moved, the fading occurs in patches. For this reason, it is advisable to restrict the exposure to harsh sunlight. Also, furniture should be moved around regularly so that the natural fading takes place at a more even rate.
This is typical of solid timber flooring and is not a product flaw. The warranty information section states this also.
If you are overlaying onto concrete, then definitely. This will prevent moisture coming through, otherwise bamboo being a natural product will take some up and it will distort. To doubly ensure on a new pad, a layer of black builders plastic laid first, followed by the underlay to ensure no moisture comes through. If laying on particle board or other wood subfloor we recommend an acoustic underlay to deaden noise.
The joins should be staggered, with no two joins aligning across the room within a 6-board width.
You can view a clip showing the optimum way to lay out your floor on the installation page.
A bamboo reducer is available in the flooring accessories range. You can view the full range of accessories in the accessories section.
Woodland Lifestyle provides a warranty on flooring products for manufacturers’ defects. You can read the full information in the warranty section.
Woodland Lifestyle Bamboo Flooring features Nano-Technology Anti-Scratch UV-Topcoats.
Due to the advanced properties of the applied Nano-Technology, it offers abrasion values of 25 – 30 mg (ASTM Standard CS 17 Stone, 1.000 gram weight per wheel). Klumpp Coatings Anti-Scratch Topcoat provides extremely high scratch resistance – as compared to ceramic systems. In addition, the nano-sized particles provide for a smoother appearance. They also provide for increased water repellency and represent an easier to clean and maintain surface.
However, misuse such as dragging heavy or sharp objects across the finished surface could in fact damage the coating surface. In normal everyday use, the coating surface is remarkably resistant to ‘normal wear and tear’.