Morning Star 3/8" x 3-15/16" Horizontal Carbonized Bamboo
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Length: 38-9/16" (980mm)
Box quantity listed reflects the measurement in square feet when converted from actual metric dimensions. Conversion from millimeters has been rounded to the nearest 1/8".
Carbonized Bamboo: Steamed bamboo, caramelizing the sugar within, to change its color.
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Q:What is the hardness value?
A:The Janka Rating on this product is 1380 and is an industry standard to compare hardness of solid flooring products.
Q:Is this an engineered flooring? Is the surface laminated? If I ever needed to could this floor be sanded and refinished? Thank you in advance for your help!
A:This is solid Bamboo and could be resurfaced proffessionally.
Q:Can i apply a coat of Polyurethane over the floor after it is installed?
A:You could reseal prefinished flooring after it is installed, but this would void the finish warranty on the flooring and create extra expense for you after already buying a new floor with a 30 yr finish warranty. Adding a new finish won’t prevent all moisture from going into the seams. Wood will expand and contract with climate changes. If the flooring were to contract later and create seasonal gapping, a spill can cause water to get into the gaps. It is best to only add a new finish when the old finish starts to wear more than you like or if you have a lot of scratches you want covered up. We recommend that you use a professional sand and finish expert if you did decide to add a new finish to the flooring. Thank you for your inquiry.
Q:Are the bamboo planks solid bamboo? and are they tongue and groove?
A:Yes this product is all bamboo top to bottom and it is a T&G construction.
Q:Would it hold up better in a kitchen with a 1/4" cork underlay? We used to do this with hardwood on basketball/racquetball courts, easier on the feet and didn't get beat up as much with the extra "give". Also, had a half inch strip around the perimeter.
A:Cork may help a little, however consider there should be not much give with the flooring when nailing or gluing. Approved underlayments - Bellawood Premium, Eco Silent Sound, Insulayment, Cork
Q:how long does carbonized bamboo have to acclimate?
A:ACCLIMATION/CONDITIONING OF THE FLOORING After harvesting, bamboo flooring is kiln-dried for optimum service. Bamboo is hygroscopic, meaning its size and shape changes with the absorption or release of moisture. The amount of change varies with wood species, cut, and type of flooring. Therefore, controlling wood moisture content (mc) is important for success. First, acclimate the new flooring inside the home in consistent indoor temperatures of 60°-80° F and indoor humidity levels of 30% - 50%. Using a reliable species specific moisture meter, measure the moisture of the wood subfloor and flooring. The difference between the moisture of the wood subfloor and wood flooring should not exceed 4%, or 2% for planks 3” or wider (See moisture testing) Continue to acclimate the flooring until you meet these requirements. The length of acclimation time is not the determining factor. The goal of acclimation is to reach a balance between the core of the new flooring with its surroundings before assembly, fastening or installation. Depending on your local in-home conditions the use of humidification/dehumidification equipment to maintain proper in-home environment is strongly recommended. Never install bamboo flooring in rooms or homes that are not climate controlled. Acclimation is the responsibility of those overseeing the project. Not following the above recommendations can negatively impact board performance and can result in excessive movement, squeaks, board gapping, board-edge cupping, finish and other related issues.
Q:Is this product made in the USA or a foreign country?
A:This product is manufactured in China. Thank you for your inquiry
Q:Hi, How thick is the Bamboo layer??
A:This product is a solid 3/8" bamboo floor. Thank you for your inquiry
Q:How many planks to a box? I will be using this product for wainscoting, (sp).
A:There are 36 planks per box (3/8" x 3.97" x 38.5").
Q:Hello, I am going to help my mom install a wood floor. We are thinking about using the horizontal carbonized bamboo. The room is small (about 9x9) and currently has tiles of linoleum that she cannot get off. Is it okay to install over these? If so, should we still lay a vapor barrier directly under the wood? Also, I believe there is plywood under the linoleum. Thank you
A:Unfortunately installing directly over; ASPHALT TILE, VCT VINYL TILES and CUSHION VYNYL is not recommended.