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Bamboo Flooring in Melbourne
Bamboo Flooring is a glazed product made up from small pieces of timber bonded together or the strand woven product which is processed from longer strands of timber.
For fitting, the timber generally works well with either a tongue and groove joint or a profiled locking system and products that are prefinished or site sanded and coated.
When installing bamboo floorboards, many aspects must be considered and this includes assessing the house design, the environment in which the ground is to be laid and the desired appearance of the finished product.
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How Is Bamboo Flooring Made?
Most bamboo flooring is manufactured in China from stems that are usually about 4 years old. After harvesting, the stems are cut lengthwise into a number of pieces prior to further processing through weaving and compression under high pressure and heat.
The manufacture of bamboo laminate flooring is quite different to the strand woven types. The glazed product initially requires small sections about 30 mm wide to be machined in rectangular shapes (25 mm wide and 6 mm thick), treated against insect attack and then kiln dried prior to board fabrication. The dry rectangular pieces are then either glued horizontally or vertically to provide the desired style of product.
With strand woven products, timber pieces are cut into finer strands. These strands are then glued back together to form a sheet or beam from which raw boards are cut. This is manufactured by two different processes known as the hot press and the cold press process. With the hot press process pressure and heat are applied to form sheets that are then cut into boards. From the cold press process, heat to cure the adhesive is applied after pressing the fibres into beams. The beams are then cut into boards.
For the internal preparation, each of these processes can provide a quality product. Due to the pressing processes with strand woven products, they are denser and harder than bamboo flooring laminate.
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The ground, irrespective of whether it is pre-finished or to be site sanded and finished, is to be checked at the time of laying for manufacturing imperfections that could become a concern in the finished product.
This includes aspects of grade, imperfections in board shape or damage to boards as well as coating imperfections.
Some Bamboo Flooring Suppliers indicate that the ground should be laid from several different packs (at least 3) at one time and if applicable, to mix together different production batches, to ensure a good mix of colour and tones.
These products require expansion allowance at skirting and around fixed objects. Intermediate expansion allowance can be required in both the length and width. The length and width at which intermediate expansion allowance is needed will depend on the individual product. With longer floors, expansion joints are required at doorways due to the differential movement of different sized floors in different rooms.
The Benefits of Natural Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo Flooring is made from one of the most environmentally sustainable and organic materials. Compared to hardwood, the material is very quick to grow, making it easy to replace after harvesting. This allows you to stay relaxed knowing it is from a good source. Even our engineered bamboo flooring is designed so that the harvesting process does not take up a lot of energy to manufacture. You will be doing your part for the environment by getting timber that reduces your carbon footprint rather than increases it.
The material that is made from this type of timber is highly robust and of the best quality possible. This is due to its uniformity in texture and grain pattern, making it the desirable choice for any homeowner. In this sense, its robustness means that natural bamboo flooring is long-lasting, with the ability to withstand harsh conditions. You will have a home that is built to last with the help of bamboo timber flooring.
Bamboo Laminate Flooring is highly easy to install and maintain. All you have to do is a quick sweep or vacuum to get rid of a speck of dust, and the ground is good as new. For extra care, you can use a mop, however not necessary to use frequently. As a result, this timber can resist damages such as spills, dents, and scratches. Keep it out of the sun by using curtains or shades in spaces that get too much sunlight to prevent discolourisation. You don’t have to go to much trouble to have a well maintained home.
At Quality Timber Flooring, we pride ourselves on providing you with the best bamboo flooring Melbourne has to offer. Our incredible team are available at to help you with any queries regarding our products. Our staff of highly experienced installers are at the ready to offer you impeccable service and finish. We take care of your home and treat it as our own, even thoroughly cleaning after each job. We install swiftly and carefully to give you the finest ground in your home to walk upon.