Bamboo is often mistaken as a tree, in actual fact Bamboo is a perennial grass plant with hollow circular stems. Although Bamboo is formally classified as a grass, many of the larger woody bamboo species are very tree-like in appearance. Bamboo flooring remains popular for its attractive natural material using natural [...]
According to David Haywood, technical manager at Australian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA), most problems with bamboo floors occur due to incorrect installation. Often where problems appear, floors have been installed with an incorrect allowance for expansion, on top of an uneven or unlevel subfloor or with inadequate moisture prevention.
Hotpress bamboo is compressed to 1150kg/m2 density, while the cold press is only compressed to 900kg/m2. This means hot press density is more than 10% higher than cold press, thereby providing a more stable, better performing, and longer-lasting flooring option.