bamboo floor installation

Can bamboo floor holds up so much foot traffic?

Bamboo5Of course! You will be surprised with the long lasting benefits of bamboo flooring, it is perfect to save you money for years to come.

Here are some properties of bamboo flooring:

  1. Environmental friendly
  2. Durable and long lasting
  3. Manage indoor climate

Environmentally Friendly

Compared to other timber flooring, bamboo is fast growing even without replanting; thus it is highly renewable. Want to keep mossies away? Install bamboo flooring in your home as it has special components that mossies and other pests don’t like and they won’t stay. Bamboo flooring doesn’t contain toxic substances, safe for your kids and pets.

Durable and long lasting

You can never go wrong with bamboo as it is a very durable and long lasting flooring that will save you money. Bamboo will withstand harsh weather conditions.

Bamboo is tough and resistant to heavy falling objects especially in high traffic areas like hallways and living rooms. Bamboo is less likely to need repair in the long run than a lot of other flooring and is remarkably forgiving especially when you drop things.

Manage indoor climate

Bamboo has a high climactic range than most of the other wood flooring options you might have in mind. Bamboo can resist to Perth’s harsh climate, keeping your home cosy all the time. Unlike hardwood, bamboo doesn’t swell and contract perfect for hot and cold seasons.

No matter how the seasons change, bamboo is guaranteed to look great. Bamboo conveys elegant and modern feel inside your home while keeping your indoor temperature comfy.

Can bamboo floor holds up so much foot traffic?

Absolutely yes! Great for family homes and the children running in and out.

Call in the professionals to install your new bamboo flooring. Contact DIY Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring to discuss your needs. We also install parquetry, timber and cork flooring and do repairs. Ring us now for a free quote.

How to fix a scratch on your bamboo floor?

bamboo floors by DIYBamboo floors are durable and easy to care for but like any other type of flooring; they are also prone to scratches. Some of these scratches might be there since installation while others, may result from standard daily use. Whatever the case may be, you don’t have to worry at all because a scratch on your bamboo floor can be fixed even without professional assistance.

Removing scratches is easy!

Bamboo floor scratches are unsightly. They make your floor look like a mess and decrease its beauty. However, you can repair most scratches on your bamboo floor on your own and you will be surprised how easy it can be – you don’t even have to be a pro to do it!

Things you will need include:

  • Damp paper towels
  • Wood putty/surface filler
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Masking tape
  • Foam brush
  • Polyurethane


bamboo flooring

bamboo flooring

  1. Wipe down the floor near the scratches with the damp paper to check if there are more scratches you might have missed. Note the other scratches and clean them the same way. Allow the floor to dry first or wipe it with a dry paper towel.
  2. Mask the flooring around the scratched area using a masking tape. Be sure to mask it properly to safeguard the unscratched area while making the scratches completely accessible.
  3. Apply a small amount of wood putty. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for better results. Don’t forget to rub away excess fillers using a damp paper towel and let it dry.
  4. Sand the putty carefully to create a smooth surface. If the putty has sunken down, apply another layer of putty, let it dry thoroughly and sand it again.
  5. Remove the tape around the area and apply polyurethane sealer to the filled scratch and on the surrounding areas with a foam brush. Remember to let the surface dry thoroughly before walking on it again.

How to fix a scratch on your bamboo floor?

There you go – you now have a lovely, scratch free bamboo floor! Just a tip though: be sure to choose a putty shade that is as close as possible to the colour of your floor – so the repair isn’t as obvious. Need to install a bamboo floor? Whether it’s a repair or installation services, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We will make your home look beautiful with lovely floors to suit your taste. Ring us today for a free quote.



5 most common misconceptions of bamboo flooring

bamboo flooring

bamboo flooring

Choosing the right flooring for your home can be a hard decision you can ever do. Flooring is a permanent fixture inside your home. They are not like home décor that you can change in a year or two. Well, you can but who has the time and money to do it regularly?

Bamboo flooring

Flooring is a permanent extension of your home style so make sure you will choose the right flooring option. One of the most common choices for homeowners is bamboo flooring. While bamboo flooring is stylish and versatile flooring on the market today, there are many misconceptions about it.

Here are 5 most common misconceptions of bamboo flooring you should know:

  1. Bamboo is softer than wood – No!
  2. Bamboo won’t last – No!
  3. Bamboo is too expensive – No!
  4. Bamboo only comes in one colour – No!
  5. It’s cooler to have wood – No again!

It’s softer than wood – Most people think that bamboo flooring is soft – this is wrong. According to Janka Scale, bamboo flooring is as durable as any wood flooring and in some cases more durable. It is scratch and dent resistant too.

It’s not going to last – Any flooring, when not maintained properly can deteriorate over time. When properly maintained, bamboo flooring can last for a hundred year. In other words, it’s just as durable as any other wood flooring.

It’s too expensive – It’s actually the exact opposite – bamboo flooring is very affordable. Bamboo flooring is a renewable source thus they come at great price. It is supply and demand situation and now that bamboo has become mainstream the price now reflects the demand that is now required.

Bamboo only comes in one colour – another false idea. Bamboo has a large range of colour variations. At D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring we can show you the range of colours, drop into our show room and see.

It’s cooler to have wood–Having bamboo flooring is as cool as having wood flooring. Why, bamboo flooring is a refreshing change. Be creative and join the trend. Like wood, bamboo is cool in summer and warm in winter and doesn’t harbor dust mites.

5 most common misconceptions of bamboo flooring

What are you waiting for come and see for yourself, these myths just aren’t true? Bamboo flooring is definitely the perfect flooring to have in your home.

For bamboo flooring installation and supply; call D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for all your flooring needs. We offer bamboo flooring installation services and other flooring services such as parquetry, cork and hardwood. Ring us now to get a free measure and quote on 0409 081 679.