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Bamboo Flooring Tampa

Bamboo Flooring Tampa

If you’re considering bamboo flooring, chances are you’ve heard tons of conflicting info about the benefits of drawbacks of using bamboo material in your home or commercial space. A quick Google search will present you with an overwhelming amount of claims that will probably leave you scratching your head in confusion. The fact of the matter is that bamboo flooring has evolved a lot over the years, and even today not all bamboo flooring is created equally. This has led to a great deal of outdated or misinformation floating around that is simply inaccurate. There is no one-size-fits-all guide to bamboo flooring; manufacturing quality control, the bamboo’s maturity, and the quality of binders and adhesives used all affect a floor’s durability, VOC off-gassing, and overall consumer value. Bamboo Flooring Facts With everything you’ve heard about bamboo flooring, how can you be sure what is fact and what is fallacy? We’ve heard it all at Cali Bamboo, so today we’re presenting some bamboo flooring facts to debunk the top 10 bamboo flooring myths.
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Bamboo Flooring Tampa

Simple Floors is a U.S company with our corporate office based near Atlanta Georgia. Simple Floors offers premium first quality pre-finished floors with nationwide home or job site delivery, or shipped to the closest national LTL carrier terminal. Simple Floors engineered hardwood floor and laminate floor offerings are of first quality and come with full manufacture warranties, unless otherwise noted. Floor warranties are posted on the site on the flooring items page. The flooring images are a close representation of the floors, but should not be considered an exact representation of the floors. Free samples are available for many the engineered hardwood floors, bamboo floors, laminate floors, cork floors, hand scraped vintage floors and solid wood floors. Simple Floors reserves the right to limit the free engineered hardwood flooring samples, solid hardwood flooring samples, bamboo flooring samples and laminate flooring samples to a reasonable quantity per customer. In most States Simple Floors does not collect sales tax on purchases of its engineered hardwood flooring, solid hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, bamboo flooring, strand woven flooring and cork flooring products. Installation instructions are provided for many of the laminate flooring and hardwood flooring posted on the website. Simple Floors also offers its hardwood, bamboo, laminate, cork, hand scraped and exotic hardwood flooring options through a expanding chain of wholesale flooring outlets.
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Bamboo Flooring Tampa

Bamboo flooring is available and produced in two choices of colors – carbonized and natural flooring. The colors of bamboo flooring is determined by their manufacturing processes which involve boiling. Carbonized bamboo flooring has the appearence of a smokey, carmel color in which is the result of longer boiling processes. Natural bamboo appears to have the looks of a creamy blonde color give that look a feel of warmth and brightness to the interior of your home. If I had to choose between the two, I would choose the Natural bamboo. During the boiling process, Natural bamboo remains to be the harder bamboo flooring – 30% stronger over carbonized! Either way, both bamboo flooring styles can be as hard as natural maple or oak flooring.
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Bamboo Flooring Tampa

The Truth: The first generation of bamboo floors to hit the market in the mid-1990s gave bamboo a bad reputation for being soft and susceptible to scratching and denting, but advances in manufacturing techniques over the years have actually made certain types of bamboo flooring far more durable than even the hardest traditional hardwoods. Strand-woven bamboo flooring debuted in 2007 and is over 3x more durable than vertical or horizontal bamboo flooring. An evolution in the manufacturing process from simply gluing bamboo strips together to utilizing steel hydraulic presses capable of applying intense heat and tens of thousands of pounds of force forming a dense block from which the flooring planks are then milled. Cali Bamboo’s Fossilized® strand woven process takes this one step further, compressing 30% more bamboo into each plank achieving 5x greater density.
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Bamboo Flooring Tampa

OK LISTEN UP. most of the comments her are from people who have fallen on their heads. I am a contractor who has also travelled the world. Here's the scoop on bamboo flooring. 1) Bamboo grows like a weed in Asia. So don't worry about your little panda, he's ok. 2) Bamboo is one of hardest natural plants in the world. They build bridges in Asia completely out of bamboo. My floor installers need special nails to nail down bamboo because m,ost nails will bend because its so hard. So you guys who have scratched bamboo floors should stop buying your floors at the dollar store and get the real stuff. 3) Because bamboo grows like crazy, and is from Asia, (and don't worry, you won't die from intoxication from Chinese products, you protectionist tree huggers who should get off your high horses and open your eyes). 4) the richest homes with people who know style and aren't shopping at dollar store floors r us or some imitation floor and hang bag bargain store or crap like it, know what they're talking about and have gorgeous bamboo floors. Trust me, if you are actually buying bamboo floors (the real stuff) its harder than oak, maple, birch, cherry or any other floor. DO YOUR FREAKIN' HOMEWORK and stop eating the crap the hardwood floor guys are writing here.
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Bamboo Flooring Tampa

If you’re considering bamboo flooring, chances are you’ve heard tons of conflicting info about the benefits of drawbacks of using bamboo material in your home or commercial space. A quick Google search will present you with an overwhelming amount of claims that will probably leave you scratching your head in confusion. The fact of the matter is that bamboo flooring has evolved a lot over the years, and even today not all bamboo flooring is created equally. This has led to a great deal of outdated or misinformation floating around that is simply inaccurate. There is no one-size-fits-all guide to bamboo flooring; manufacturing quality control, the bamboo’s maturity, and the quality of binders and adhesives used all affect a floor’s durability, VOC off-gassing, and overall consumer value.
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Bamboo Flooring Tampa

Hi Frank, We have our flooring on a 6 month testing cycle, however it may take longer for the test results to be updated on our website. Be sure and ask your rep or let me know if you notice a test date more than 6 months old. Beware of other flooring companies that “lump” categories of floors together for their VOC testing, we’ve found some surprising variation among floors that we expected to test exactly the same. Chinese hardwood flooring does have that stigma of being cheap and unsafe. Bamboo however is unique in that China is where most of the planet’s bamboo grows naturally therefore ALL bamboo flooring is manufactured from Chinese bamboo. The problem isn’t necessarily where it’s made, it’s how it’s made and with what quality level of materials. We aren’t quite done with this blog post but I’ve published it for you and it explains the corners low cost flooring manufacturers cut in order to sell flooring under $3/sqft. Hope this info helps Frank, feel free to ask me or your rep anything else. Walker
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Bamboo Flooring Tampa

Hi Frank, We have our flooring on a 6 month testing cycle, however it may take longer for the test results to be updated on our website. Be sure and ask your rep or let me know if you notice a test date more than 6 months old. Beware of other flooring companies that “lump” categories of floors together for their VOC testing, we’ve found some surprising variation among floors that we expected to test exactly the same. Chinese hardwood flooring does have that stigma of being cheap and unsafe. Bamboo however is unique in that China is where most of the planet’s bamboo grows naturally therefore ALL bamboo flooring is manufactured from Chinese bamboo. The problem isn’t necessarily where it’s made, it’s how it’s made and with what quality level of materials. We aren’t quite done with this blog post but I’ve published it for you and it explains the corners low cost flooring manufacturers cut in order to sell flooring under $3/sqft. Hope this info helps Frank, feel free to ask me or your rep anything else. Walker Reply
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I am a Cali Bamboo supporter. I installed decking and distressed bamboo flooring last summer at our lake home North of Spokane, Wa. The bamboo flooring was allowed acclimate for at least two weeks. There were no installation problems. I won’t know how the decking and flooring will accomodate the etreme weather shifts until I return in the Spring. I have several comments, they are: 1. Customer service – It was great never a bad experience and my rep was always accommodating 2. Shipping was no problem because I had the product drooped ship to my local lumber company. 3. I suggested to a Claims adjuster for Cali that you packaging of your flooring product should be looked into because almost every piece was damaged. The cause might be the result that the weight of the package was not easily manageable and that you should use reinforced plastic end caps to protect against damaged corners. I am planning a new project now to replace my existing carpet in my home with your bamboo flooring, but after reviewing individual reviews of your product, I now have serious doubt. Why? Cost and durability. The cost I can accept, but the issues of scratching and etc. makes me apprehensive to do so. Anyway, I will study some more. Thank you