• Advantages
  • Manufacturing
  • Specifications
  • Installation

  • Installation
    Bamboo flooring, when properly installed, is a beautiful durable floor-covering material. The installer must be careful to protect the flooring material from gaining moisture before, during and after the installation of the product. this installation instructions are intended to help the installer produce a trouble-free floor.

  • Installations should not be below grade level.

  • The flooring should be inspected by the installer or contractor for defects prior to installation. Carefully examine the flooring boards for color, finish and quality using reasonable selectivity. Hold out or cut off pieces with glaring defects, whatever the cause. Flooring that is installed is presumed to have been accepted.

  • Flooring boards can either be nailed or glued onto the sub floor. The sub floor must be smooth and flat and free of dirt. The moisture content of the sub floor must not exceed 14% and be more than 4% above or below the moisture content of the flooring to be installed. While installing pre-finished bamboo flooring, you should nail it at a 45 or 50 degree angle; you should make a hole beforehand if the nail size is too big because it may crack the tongue; you should use a oil based glue or a glue with low water content to glue the floor. If you use high water based glue, it may make the flooring swell because the floor absorbs the water from the glue.

  • The flooring should be ˇ°racked outˇ± so as to distribute color variations randomly (or otherwise, to the client's satisfaction) within the room. The flooring is a natural product and color variations are to be expected. Samples of particular flooring products are available upon request.

  • Make certain that sufficient expansion space is left at the perimeter of the installation. In climate areas where the humidity of the room varies seasonally very little, a minimum expansion space of ?ˇ± is recommended. In areas where humidity variation is high from season to season an expansion space of ?ˇ± is recommended. Bamboo hardwood flooring behaves in a fashion similar to hardwoods; your local professional installer will be your best guide as to climatic variations common in your area.

  • Flooring should be installed in conditions representative of conditions expected during occupancy of the space. Flooring should be unpacked and allowed to acclimate in such conditions for a minimum of 72 hours with a preferred recommendation of one week to ten days.

    * Guidelines for installing Zen bamboo hardwood flooring are generally the same as those recommended by The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)and The Hardwood Council. Other good sources of installing and finishing information can be found on-line at Wood Floors Online.


    Maintain your floor as you would any hardwood floor. The key to your floors long life and is good look is periodic cleaning and refinishing when necessary. Protectors should be placed at entrances to the outdoors to collect dirt and fine sand that can damage your floors. Even though your Bamboo flooring is made from the highest quality bamboo and has high stability properties it still can expand and contract due to moisture conditions. It is important to use an air conditioner or dehumidifier in humid months.


    Copy right 2004, ZEN BAMBOO® all reserved