bamboo flooring installation

Is it possible to refinish a bamboo floor?

Bamboo5You have installed bamboo floors in your home. It looks nice and all but through time, it starts to look dull and boring. You don’t want to replace it – yet. The best solution to do is to refinish it. However, can it be done? A bamboo is a type of grass so technically, a bamboo floor is a grass floor – not a hardwood floor. And yes, refinishing a grass floor is possible.

Refinishing a bamboo floor

When your bamboo floor loses its sparkle and beauty, you don’t have to uninstall and replace it with a new floor. A simple refinishing job can do wonders to your bamboo floor. Want to make your bamboo floor look like new again? Try refinishing it.

What to do when refinishing?

When you have decided to refinish your bamboo floor, you have 2 options: do it yourself or call in the professionals. When doing it yourself, be extra careful with the dust extraction. Most bamboo floorings are often fortified with formaldehyde. It’s a kind of floor preservatives that may irritate your eyes, throat and nose a little, when inhaled in large proportions.

What about hiring a professional to do the refinish job?

If you are unsure about refinishing your bamboo floor on your own, because you haven’t tried it in the past, it’s a good idea to hire a professional to do the job for you. They know what to do and have the proper experience. Also, you will have access to proper floor sanding materials and machines which can give you a better result.

Where to hire a professional when in Bunbury?

If you have bamboo floor and are thinking of hiring a professional to do the refinishing job, contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring. We are your professional flooring contractors servicing in Bunbury and the surrounding areas. We offer flooring services that includes repair, refinishing, sanding and installation of different floors such as cork, bamboo and parquetry. Ring D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring today on 0409 081 679 and let’s discuss your flooring needs.

5 bamboo flooring problems to avoid

bamboo flooring

bamboo flooring

You may have heard that there can be issues with bamboo flooring, this may be true if you don’t look after it properly and take precautions.

Here are 5 flooring problems and how to avoid them.

  1. Warping
  2. Cracking
  3. Fading
  4. Scratches
  5. Loss of finish

Warping

Always keep the floor dry to avoid distortion of your bamboo flooring. Never allow moisture to accumulate on the floor as it can cause the bamboo to swell in places. Wipe up spills immediately with a dry cloth to prevent the problem.

You can place rugs in areas that are prone to liquid spills. Use rugs that do not have rubber backing as this can cause discolouration. Use a mop that is only slightly damp when mopping the floor to avoid over wetting. Dry mop immediately afterwards is you need to use a little more water for your weekly clean.

Cracking

When welcoming visitors into your home make sure footwear is left outside the door or placed in shoe racks to keep them neat. It is best to be barefoot when walking on bamboo flooring as heels, heavy or sharp shoes can exert force onto the floor surface leaving it pitted or cracked. Walking barefoot means minimal pressure is applied,making it safe to walk on without damaging the floor and will keep it looking beautiful. Soft fluffy footwear like slippers are great for winter.

Fading

Prevent bamboo floor colour from fading by ensuring it is not subjected to any direct heat.  Consistent exposure to direct sunlight can cause the colour to fade.  It is best to restrict the harsh sunlight by diffusing the light with blinds or curtains.

When cleaning your bamboo flooring, avoid using strong chemicals as this may bleach the natural colour and effect the surface.  Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and use the prescribed cleaner.

Scratches

Scratches are a common problem for bamboo floors especially with homeowners who have pets in their home.  You can prevent scratches by simply placing rugs and mats at doorways to ensure dirt is not traipsed all over the floor.

Cover the base of your furniture with floor protectors to prevent marks and scratches on your floor. If you have to move your furniture, use a thick rug or towel underneath the furniture to protect the floor while moving it around.

Loss of finish

Ensure your bamboo flooring is properly sealed with high quality sealant as low grade sealant or finish can peel off leaving the bamboo exposed and cause further damage.  If you wish to restore the finish, use proper finish as advised by the manufacturer.

5 bamboo flooring problems to avoid

Follow these 5 tips to keep your bamboo flooring looking stunning and ensure it is long lasting.

Need help installing bamboo flooring?

Contact D.I.Y. Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring on 0409 081 679 to discuss your requirements. We are your professional flooring installers and have years of experience, we even do repairs!

Bamboo flooring for your home, is it worth the money?

bamboo stairs with jarrah capping

bamboo stairs with jarrah capping

When you are considering new flooring for your home, there are many things to consider.

What is the impression you are trying to convey?

How durable does the floor needs to be?

What kind look do you want your home to have?

When guests and friends come to your home, there are many things that they will notice especially your floor which is one thing you can’t hide from their sight!

With this being said, it’s important that you choose the right flooring. Why not go for bamboo flooring? This type of flooring has been very popular in the recent years and for good reason.

Bamboo flooring, is it worth it?

Bamboo flooring for your home, great but is it worth your money? Yes, it is.

Bamboo is:

  • Durable
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Stylish
  • Hard wearing

Bamboo flooring is a type of flooring that is as durable as a hardwood floor and because it cost less compared to other type of flooring, you’ll save more. You’ll have a beautiful floor that can last for years and is really a great value too.

Bamboo provides your home with a unique look and bamboo flooring is so versatile. Bamboo can fit to any floor plan and can match any type of décor for your home. It is also a good option for a wide variety of rooms, whether you want a space for yoga, your studio or some painting, right through to your bedroom bamboo flooring is the perfect flooring for you. Bamboo can enhance the peace and beauty of your room while providing you with a smooth and durable surface you can rely on.

Bamboo flooring for your home, is it worth the money?

Absolutely!

Whether you’re considering having a whole new look or just want to replace a worn out flooring covering, choose bamboo flooring. Bamboo is non allergic, sustainable, ecofriendly, hardwearing and quick growing what more can you asks for?

Want to install bamboo flooring? Contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring for your needs. We offer flooring installation of any kinds including bamboo, solid wood, cork and parquetry. Ring us now or visit our showroom for latest flooring styles you will love.

Things to look for when buying bamboo flooring!

Bamboo4Exotic in look yet inexpensive to buy, no wonder bamboo flooring is one of the most popular flooring options there is today. If you’re looking to install new hardwood floors, why not consider bamboo flooring?

Bamboo flooring, perfect for your flooring needs

There’s no denying, bamboo is a lovely material for flooring. They can look as beautiful as a hardwood. Yes, bamboo is not a wood, but a grass that is why, they are not considered as a hardwood, but they can offer a comparable level of durability. Amazing, isn’t it? If you want the best flooring for your home, why not try bamboo floor, it is perfect for our conditions here in Australia.  Bamboo flooring can make your home:

  • Unique looking
  • Beautiful
  • Exotic, yet stylish

When buying bamboo flooring, there are certain things that you need to consider to get the best value for your money:

  • Quality
  • Warranty
  • Strength and durability

Quality

Bamboo flooring is relatively new as a flooring choice, so there is no standard grading system yet; so you need to to find a reputable dealer and installer that can deliver you high quality bamboo flooring. Remember, you might be able to save a bit cheap, but is cheap and quality comes first if you a looking a good product that will last.

Warranty

Warranties are important, they are your protection if anything should go wrong with the manufacture of your flooring – unlikely to happen but good protection if it does. Usually warranties are from 5 up to 10 years.

Strength and durability

If you want the best kind of bamboo flooring, go for bamboo with lighter colour. Darker colour is less durable because darker hues are caused by carbonization which weakens the material. For best result and long life pick  bamboo flooring which is light in colours.

Consider these things and you will get the best value for your money.

Need advice on bamboo flooring? Contact D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring are your local suppliers and installers of bamboo and other hardwood flooring. We are your flooring specialist. We can offer you full installation services or supply only for flooring such as timber, cork and bamboo flooring. What are you waiting for ring us now at D.I.Y Parquetry, Timber & Cork Flooring on 0409 081 679.