Want to hear an installer swear?
Just how hard is bamboo?
I get asked this all the time.
But there is more to it.
Here I’ve chosen to highlight strand bamboo, the hardest configuration in bamboo for flooring.
In fact, that’s why we glue it down.
Nails won’t go… they just surrender because it is so hard.
What’s more, our crews need to change blades during larger installations (and use only carbide-tipped blades) and have a generally hard go at it when working with this amazingly-durable material.
The image above really shows it so I don’t need to write much…
Even natural bamboo is harder than red oak on the Janka hardness scale, but this just takes the cake. There are a few green things about a more-durable floor, namely life-cycle costs
If you’d like to learn more about Janka, bamboo, renewable resources in flooring, or anything flooring-related, just email or comment on this post.
I stock bamboo and you can buy it from us and take it home to install yourself (we’ll guide you if you believe you are up to it), or we can do it for you and back it with nearly 40 years’ experience. Just call 703-370-0000 and ask for Chris or email me directly.
All the best,