Strand woven bamboo flooring is costs less than hardwood flooring and it is more environmentally friendly than any other type of flooring. Bamboo is a material made from renewable resources. Bamboo only takes four or five years to reach maturity, whereas a hardwood tree takes between 50 and 130 years to mature. And of all the types of bamboo flooring on the market strand woven bamboo flooring is the best because it is the hardest and most durable.
Another benefit of strand woven bamboo flooring is that it is easy to install. Being able to install the flooring by yourself will save you considerable money. The easiest type of installation for strand woven bamboo flooring is a floating installation over a concrete subfloor.
The first thing to do before installation is to take the planks of strand woven bamboo flooring out of the box and leave it in the room where you intend to install them. Leave the flooring for at least 72 hours to acclimatize to the humidity in the room. This is vital to make the flooring stable.
Next you must clear the concrete subfloor of any debris and dust. If it is uneven then hire a concrete grinder to smooth any bumps. Then test the concrete to make sure it is dry. Use a dampness testing kit for this. If the subfloor is damp apply a waterproof mastic with a trowel. Once you are satisfied that the subfloor is clean and dry you are ready to start the floating installation of your strand woven bamboo flooring.
It takes less than a day and the strand woven bamboo flooring will last you a life time with due care and attention.