Floating Hardwood Floors are different than traditionally laid hardwood floors because they literally float on top of whatever they are laying on. This could be a concrete slab or other hardwood floors. And then, of course, the sub floor under the vinyl was also under the cabinets and the vinyl flooring had been glued down. So we decided to go ahead and install the sub floor under the kitchen and then use some kind of self-leveling cement to finish the job. It says on the package that you can cut the flooring with a box cutter but that is a BIG FAT LIE. Bamboo makes a good alternative to the typical timber, which takes decades to become renewable or profitable source of building material.
Bamboo is one of the oldest and most environmentally friendly construction materials commonly used in regions where the plant grows abundantly, like Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America. It has been proven through research that some species of bamboo are as strong as steel, sturdier than concrete, easy to work on, and more cost-effective compared with other construction materials.
This is done by splitting the bamboo canes in two along their length with its diaphragms removed. The environmentally friendly bamboo makes a natural looking and long lasting wall cover as well as ceiling panels. Since it is light, bamboo is more suitable in earthquake prone areas because it causes less damage when it falls off. Yes, bamboo door frames can be a good alternative to timber door frames; while a bamboo window blinds create a natural yet elegant look. Bamboo has become an increasingly popular flooring material for its better wear and tear resistance and resilience properties.
Since bamboo is a type of grass, it takes only around 3 to 5 years to make its cane ready for flooring use, whereas timber takes 15 to 29 years before it becomes suitable for the same purpose. Because it is light, flexible, and yet strong, bamboo is a good material for scaffoldings even in the construction of tall buildings. The main thing is is that you want to make sure you cut entirely through the engineered flooring.
When it comes to costs, you can rest assured that bamboo will provide you excellent quality for a surprisingly less cost. For a basic 120-square foot area, for example, you will spend only an average of $3.86 per square foot of flooring. In terms of durability, versatility, and sturdiness, coconut wood has proven to be as good as the conventional hard wood but at a remarkably lower cost. Believe it or not, depending on what kind of flooring was laid down to begin with will actually determine a lot.