Installation of FERMA Bamboo Flooring
What tools will I need to install my Bamboo Flooring?
- Pry bar
- Hammer tacker
- Tape measure
- Circular saw
- Rubber mallet
- Knee pads
- Chalk line
- Safety glasses
- Pneumatic finish nailer
What do I need to do before having Bamboo Flooring?
Before you begin bamboo floor installation, you should ensure that your subfloor is even, clean and dry. Also, you need to acclimate the flooring to the room in which it will be installed.
Can I install Bamboo Flooring over radiant floor heating systems?
There are different types of installation methods, some harder than others to self-install. A floating bamboo floor with click and lock edges is easiest to install yourself, and recommended for Do-It-Yourselfers over a glue or nail down method.
Is Bamboo Flooring easy for Do-It-Yourself installation? What are the tips and tricks?
There are different types of installation methods, some harder than others to self-install. A floating bamboo floor with click and lock edges is easiest to install yourself and recommended for Do-It-Yourselfers over a glue nail down method.
Here are the glue-down Installation tips and tricks:
- The underlayment: With the materials and surface ready, you can start installing the bamboo flooring. Everyone should use protective eyewear and gloves during the installation process to ensure safety. Kneepads can also be worn to protect knees while installing bamboo flooring. First, the underlay pads need to be installed evenly so that they do not over-lap, doing so will help prevent uneven floors. Properly placing the underlay pads will also help in reducing noise and softening the floor. The total outcome of the installation will rely primarily on how these underlay pads are placed. It is best to initially mark the pads with a pencil to ensure that each one is laid properly.
- Installing the Bamboo Flooring: After putting in the underlay pads, you should place bamboo flooring against the most prominent walls and carefully lay out each piece. The floorboards should be laid properly so that they are level and straight. A spirit or bubble level can be used to make sure that the surface is flat. Rubber mallets and tapping blocks are great tools to ensure that the flooring is secured in place. Flooring should be glued with a special moisture resistant adhesive. This is a better method for sub-floors made of cement. This method works best when the wood is installed in small sections and snapped together tightly with a rubber mallet.
Can Bamboo Flooring be glued down?
Yes, it can be nail down, glued down, floating with glue.