DIY Bamboo Flooring Installation Preparation

DIY Bamboo Flooring Installation Preparation

DIY Bamboo Flooring Installation Preparation

Bamboo flooring installation is quite simple. So long as you’re handy with a few simple tools, you will be on your way to installing your new bamboo floors in no time.

Bamboo flooring can be installed on almost any floors. It doesn’t matter whether your existing floor is concrete, tiles, timber or plywood, so long as your existing floor is in good condition, you’ll be able to install bamboo floors on them. You just have to make sure your existing floor cleaned, dried and leveled. Bamboo flooring installation can also be done on an existing carpet floor. You simply have to remove the carpet before installing your new flooring.

Check out the step by step installation guide .

Bamboo Flooring Installation Preparation

As with other diy projects, preparation is key for DIY bamboo flooring installation. First and foremost, make sure you create a list of what you need so you don’t have to make a few runs to your local hardware stores. Make sure to get an extra pair of hands if you think you’ll need them. Make sure you have all the tools (outlined below) ready. Make sure you have all the materials listed in your checklist.

Bamboo flooring do not like water or any kind of liquid so if you’re in the middle of a renovation or construction then please make sure your bamboo flooring installation is done once the other construction is complete, specially the roof. You don’t want to install your floor while the roof is under construction or open. It can expose your floor to natural elements including rain and easily damage the floor. So be careful.

It is also advised that the bamboo flooring should be taken out of their boxes and left open in normal room temperer for a couple of days so that the flooring materials can get adjusted to the room temperature. Try to keep the humidity down before installing your bamboo flooring.

Tools Required for Bamboo Flooring Installation

You’ll need some tools for your diy bamboo flooring installation. You may already have some of these tools and you may need to either buy, hire or borrow some of these tools. It is important to have to right tools so please make sure you have them before trying to go ahead with the installation. Please do not try to use short cuts, as you may well damage your floor boards and that may cost you more.

Here’s the tools you need.

  • Saw/jigsaw
  • Tape measure
  • Tapping block
  • Cork spacers
  • Hammer
  • DIY Bamboo Flooring Installation Preparation
  • Small crow bar
  • Straps
  • String line
  • Pencil
  • Cutting Knife
  • Set Square

Materials Needed for Bamboo Flooring Installation

Apart from your bamboo floors you’ll need some other materials. Without these materials, you simply won’t be able to complete your bamboo flooring installation. So please read carefully below and make sure you have all these materials before proceeding with the installation.

Materials you’ll need for your bamboo flooring installation:

  • Moisture barrier
  • Underlay recommended for floating floors
  • Waterproof tape to join and seal underlay
  • Industrial strength PVA cross linked wood adhesive
  • Laminate installation kit

Safety Measures for Bamboo Flooring Installation Preparation

As always, safety first. To make sure a safe installation you are going to need the following:

Sub Floor Preparation for Bamboo Flooring Installation

It is very important that you prepare your sub floor before installation your bamboo flooring. A poor sub floor condition may cost you your new floor so please take extra care and read this section carefully.

First and foremost you have to make sure that your sub floor is level. If not then you’ll have to level that first before laying your bamboo flooring. You may need professional advice and help if you need to level your sub floor.

Next you’ll have to make sure that your sub floor is dry and has not moisture. Moisture can dampen the floor boards and cause trouble later on, which may include expansion an can also cause buckling.

You must ensure the following before installing your floor boards:

  • Ensure that sub floor is not exposed to external elements (under the floor). Is so then you may have to take care of that first.
  • Ensure that your sub floor is level
  • Ensure that your sub floor surface has not dust, dirt, dry.
  • Ensure that there is no contaminates on your sub floor that can cause issues with the adhesive bond

Installing Your Bamboo Flooring

Now that you know how to prepare your existing floor/sub floor and what kind of tools and materials you’ll need, you can go ahead and start installing your bamboo floors. Check out the “bamboo flooring installation ” for step by step bamboo flooring installation instruction including video instructions.

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