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Morning Star - 5/8"x3 3/4" Bamboo Phyllostachys Pubescen 2789 Stained Finish Solid

Morning Star  5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo

Morning Star - 5/8"x3 3/4" Bamboo Phyllostachys Pubescen 2789 Stained Finish Solid
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SKU: 10015281
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Morning Star Bamboo- 5/8" x 3-3/4" Prefinished Solid Strand Qing Viper Bamboo Flooring- 30 Year Warranty

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Morning Star Bamboo Flooring is one of the best bamboo floors on the market today. It is produced from old growth bamboo reeds that are at least 4 years old, thereby increasing hardness. Morning Star Bamboo Flooring creates a naturally beautiful and ecologically friendly product that evokes a feeling of luxury.

Quick Highlights:
- Real Bamboo
- Eco-Friendly
- Low Emission Adhesive
- Glue or Nail Down
- Premium Finish
- 30 Year Warranty

Strand
Twice as hard as oak, strand bamboo is an optimal choice for busy homes when durability is needed to stand up to the wear and tear of family foot traffic, active kids and even pets. 

To make strand bamboo, shredded bamboo fibers are compressed under extreme heat and pressure.  This manufacturing process yields flooring that is even harder and more dense than traditional bamboo floors. Available in a variety of colors to complement and décor, all Morning Star strand bamboo products are finished with premium coating and backed by a 30 year warranty.

And, since bamboo is a naturally sustainable grass that re-grows spontaneously after harvest, you can feel good about making an environmentally friendly flooring decision.


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Eco-Friendly. Beautiful look. Beautiful price.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Morning Star5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive finish (24)
  • Beautiful color (24)
  • Durable (15)
  • Easy to clean (14)
  • Easy to install (8)

Cons

  • Scratches easily (11)
  • Difficult to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Dining room (13)
  • Living room (12)
  • Family room (11)
  • Bedroom (9)
  • Office (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (7), Casual do-it-yourselfer (7), Avid do-it-yourselfer (5)

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4.0

Very good product

By colmack

from mansfield texas

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Beautiful Color
  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean

Cons

  • Scratches Easily

Best Uses

  • Throughout

Comments about Morning Star 5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo:

professionally installed. Pleased with the floors

 
5.0

As a installer I am very dissatisfied

By one joeyd

from tri state area ... NY. CT.

About Me Professional

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install
    • Finish Wears Easily
    • Scratches Easily

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom

    Comments about Morning Star 5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo:

    very hard to face nail with 18 gau. or toe nail the last few boards.. I had to pre drill first to toe nail.18 gau. would bent then you had to fight to pull out the bent nail. You could not use 16 or 15 gau. the flooring would splinter.. I know now to never buy bamboo..much to hard to work with..

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Scratches way too easily. DO NOT BUY.

    By Eugene

    from Central, NJ

    Pros

    • Attractive Finish
    • Beautiful Color

    Cons

    • Scratches Easily

    Best Uses

      Comments about Morning Star 5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo:

      We have this hardwood in 2 of our 4 bedrooms. Looks beautiful. You sneeze on it and it scratches. Very disappointed in myself for choosing this in the first place.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was satisfactory.

       
      4.0

      should have listened to the reviews

      By Cathie the cleaner

      from Ringwood, NJ

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Difficult to Clean

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Dining Room
      • Kitchen
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about Morning Star 5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo:

      OK first, in my house the color is much darker then these photos appear. It looks beautiful, very rich and warm. I have 3 crazy larger dogs so I really shopped around for something that would hold up to them...it has... my dogs run around like crazy and they haven't scratched the floor but the dining rooms chairs do and little things like the garbage can.( I don't know why) you have to put felt under anything that will be moving! All the reviews warned about having to clean all the time. They weren't exaggerating! I sweep every day and it's not enough! I always have fur and dust. I have to mop twice a week. It feels never ending. I wish I had gotten a lighter color. If you have no pets or kids this is an awesome floor. also I have had it about 3 months now (900 sq ft) and it looks alittle dull, I need to try something other then Swiffer. We had a friend install the floor (big mistake) and we had a lot of waste but I think if you have some one who know what they are doing it's not that hard. The people at the show room were great and very helpful

       
      5.0

      We love this flooring

      By KSP

      from Raleigh NC

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

      • Scratches Easily
      • Show Dirt Easily

      Best Uses

      • Dining Room
      • Family Room
      • Kitchen
      • Living Room

      Comments about Morning Star 5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo:

      The flooring came on time but we had to wait on some of the quarter rounds nearly two weeks. We also had to go purchase additional Glue (very expensive)I have to say every little thing shows up on this flooring b/c it is so dark that you will be cleaning it every other day.
      At the end of the day we love the floors.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful flooring!

      By Frugal elegance!

      from Highland Twp, MI

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color
      • Durable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Dining Room
      • Family Room
      • Kitchen
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about Morning Star 5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo:

      We had this professionally installed by a friend of a friend who installs flooring for a living. He did an immaculate job. So much so, we have 7.5 boxes left over for another room! We also purchased the bamboo gun for our installer and he had no problems with it. He also commented on what an amazing price we got for such durable, dense, high quality flooring. The weeks of prep work have paid off. We'd do it all over again!!

       
      4.0

      Good Product at a good Price

      By Mike B,

      from Florissant MO

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Scratches Easily

      Best Uses

      • Dining Room
      • Family Room
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about Morning Star 5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo:

      Love the color and the look-and-feel.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Do your home work before choosing ANY fl

      By Sacramento bound

      from Souderton, Pa

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Dining Room
        • Living Room
        • Office

        Comments about Morning Star 5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo:

        I read the complaints about scratching. Wood is wood (in this case bamboo)It is going to show scratches, period. Not to be a wise guy, but if you don't want to see scratches, use concrete. I have 3 dogs, I have a few scratches but it's no big deal. Cleaning bamboo is simple and easy, if you use the proper product. After several trial and errors, I find the BEST product for cleaning bamboo is Bona. It does NOT streak, dries in seconds and does not 'build up'. I used bamboo in my present home in Pa. and am moving to Ca, and am using there as well.

         
        5.0

        Very Pleased

        By New2Flooring

        from TN

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Attractive Finish
        • Beautiful Color
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dining Room
          • Family Room
          • Living Room

          Comments about Morning Star 5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo:

          This went down easily. There were several boards that lacked color saturation, so just keep an eye on that as you go. (save those for reserve boards). Very little wastage / overage. Looks great.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          love the way it looks--hate living in it

          By Sunny D

          from Fort Collins, CO

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Color

          Cons

          • Difficult to Clean
          • Scratches Easily

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Childless Families
          • Families Without Pets
          • Families Without Shoes

          Comments about Morning Star 5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo:

          When I showed a friend who's a designer the sample of this floor prior to putting it in she said, "You're going to love the way it looks but hate living in it!" I ignored her advice and am devastated about how easily it scratches (like by moving a child's toy on it), how it streaks when cleaned and how it shows every little piece of lint, dust, crumbs, etc. I would not recommend this for a kitchen/living/dining room for a family.

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          • Q:

            What is the best method for cleaning strand bamboo flooring?
            Asked on 9/24/2013 by Alicia

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Our wood floors are manufactured for maximum durability, easy maintenance and finished with a high quality aluminum oxide water base urethane UV cured finish. This step protects the wood and helps keep the flooring looking beautiful longer. While highly durable, the finish is NOT considered indestructible. However, by observing a few precautions like setting up a regular cleaning routine and simple maintenance program to protect the finish, you can expect years of performance and beauty from your wood floor. All wood floors can show signs of wear over time. There are many factors that can affect the amount of wear. These include the size and lifestyle of your family and product location.
              The following cleaning principles are recommended for all of our products -Hardwood, Laminates, Corks, Bamboo and other Exotics. Outlined are examples of the reasonable and necessary maintenance to be performed; this is only intended to be a basic list;
              • Immediately after installation, be certain that the flooring is completely cleaned and dry as described below. If you must protect the flooring from traffic, use only “craft” paper, brown, red or white, this will allow the flooring to “breathe”. Do not fully cover the flooring. NEVER lay plastic of any kind or any other non-porous material over the flooring as this can trap moisture, harm the flooring or fade the finish.
              • Sweep or vacuum regularly, since built-up dirt, grit and sand can damage the surface of the wood. If using a vacuum, use a soft brush attachment -NOT A BEATER BAR ATTACHMENT. Be certain the wheels of the vacuum are clean and do not damage the finish. When using a broom be certain that bristles are soft. You can also use a dry mop.
              • Because of the myriad of cleaning products available and methods of each application, Lumber Liquidators cannot endorse or oversee the use of any Brand Name of floor cleaner. We do recommend cleaning products safe for urethane finishes such as our Bellawood floor cleaner.
              • The use of a changeable terry cloth type system to clean the floor is highly recommended; apply cleaning solution to the terry cloth not the floor.
              • NEVER use oil soaps, liquid, or paste wax products or other household cleaners that contain lemon oil, Tung oil, silicone, or ammonia on pre-finished flooring. The use of these products will harm the long-term performance and appearance of your floor and may affect future re-coating. (Damages caused by non-recommended cleaning products are not covered by warranties). NOTE: This also includes the use of vinegar and water solutions as water can damage wood. Vinegar is an acidic element that can have an oxidizing, caustic effect on the finish.
              • In an effort to clean hardwood floors, many have experimented with a variety of cleaners on the market and end up with a new problem. “How to remove the build-up of cleaning products revealing the original surface"? If this is the case with you, we recommend consulting with a professional cleaner local to your area because they can best see the details involved and make the most accurate recommendations. If you choose to remove the layers of build-up yourself, use cotton rags instead of a mop to control the amount of liquid used.
              • NEVER wet-mop, damp-mop, swab or flood your floor with water or any other product. Moisture can seep into the seams causing edge-cupping damage. Urethane floors do not require wet mopping. Natural floors are water resistant, not water proof. Remove all spills promptly using a soft, slightly damp cloth
              • STEAM CLEANERS OR WET-JET swiffer; Lumber Liquidators does not recommend "Water brooms" "Wet-Jet Swiffers or steamer type cleaners on laminates, corks or hardwood floors. Although steamers may work well cleaning OTHER types of hard surface flooring, the 130° to 240° heated steam vapor can ruin wood or urethane finish resulting in warped or cupped flooring. Water and wood do not mix well, especially steam. Use these products at your own risk.
              • Do place protective mats at entry doors to keep dirt, grit, sand and moisture from being track in from the outside.
              • Do use area rugs in heavily traveled areas and pivot points (e.g., stair landings, room entries, etc.), especially if you have a large family or indoor pets.
              • When using area rugs, use a rug pad with a felt, plant or PVC based backing. DO NOT use area rugs with a petroleum based rubber backing (typically black) as this can cause permanent chemical staining/etching of the floor finish.
              • Take reasonable precautions; use a dolly and protective sheets of plywood when moving heavy objects such as furniture and appliances.
              • Place protective pads beneath furniture legs and feet to reduce scratches and dents. Check and replace wore pads regularly.
              • Keep pet’s nails trimmed, and paws clean and free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil, and stains.
              • Scratches, dents and cupping are site related, not considered a manufactured defect.

              Thank you for your inquiry

              Answered on 9/25/2013 by cc-3
          • Q:

            I was told that bamboo was prone to cracking/splitting over time when installed in a dry climate.
            Asked on 6/29/2013 by fire truck mechanic from colorado springs,co

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              All wood and natural products are affected by environmental conditions, especially prefinished materials.
              To control wood movement- expansion or shrinkage- it is recommended to acclimate the new flooring in the areas to be installed, not in (garages, U-Haul trailers, sheds, or tents) to normal lived-in conditions while in the boxes. If the products are protected in plastic then open the ends of the boxes. Length of time is not the determining factor. The goal of acclimation is for the core of the product to reach an equilibrium or moisture balance of the new flooring with its surroundings before installation or fastening. This balance could be achieved in as little as 1 to 5 days, or longer for some dense or oily exotic species.

              Avoid shocking the floor.
              Just like you, wood actually performs best with consistent indoor temperatures of 60°-80° F and indoor humidity levels of 30% - 50%. Very dry or humid regions of the country usually require extended conditioning. Maintaining the recommended acclimation levels even after the installation should be viewed as ongoing floor care. Your doing so will help to minimize board movement, excessive squeaks, finish cracking and gaps.

              Hygrometers sold in most Target and Wal-Mart stores ($10-$45) can be used to easily identify the need to regulate the humidity or air moisture.
              In addition, to prevent board warping or bowing, do not cut the plastic support bindings on the outside of the packaging until ready to install. Store products flat, in a dry place. Provide air flow under and around cartons. Do not store directly on bare concrete or next to outside walls. Cartons should be placed as close to the center of the installation area as possible.

              Proper jobsite conditions, acclimation and moisture testing of the subfloor along with the new flooring all works together for the success of the installation and is the responsibility of those overseeing the project.

              Answered on 7/2/2013 by cc-2
          • Q:

            I am staining my oak stair case to match the flooring, treads, risers and railing. Any suggestion to what stain would be the best match?
            Asked on 4/3/2013 by Jeff from Grove City, OH

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Some homecenters and paint retailers have stain matching computer software which can give you a perfect match.

              OR

              You can use multiple stains and/or thinner to achieve the correct color. This is a regular occurrence, remodelers, homeowners, and contractors alike achieve perfect matches with experimentation. Start with small cans until you find the right combination.

              Answered on 4/4/2013 by Tech & Install
          • Q:

            I see this flooring is 5/8" thick and 3-3/4" wide. What is the length? Does the flooring come in varying lengths?
            Asked on 2/28/2013 by Dan from NY, NY

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The Morning Star 5/8" x 3-3/4" Qing Viper Strand Bamboo and are 3' long planks.

              Answered on 3/7/2013 by cc-2
          • Q:

            I just purchased this flooring & have questions about installation. I read that bamboo should not be put under cabinets. Why? I have my no cabinets in my kitchen now & was going to install the bamboo all the way to the walls. Also what size nails should I use when nailing this product down. I have Bellawood Premium under layment. I also read that I should open the end of every box & let them acclimate in the room before installing. I am having new drywall and do not want to move flooring in before doing the floor. I currently have the flooring in my house in a spare bedroom that is heated and humidity controlled. Should I open both ends of the boxes?
            Asked on 1/28/2013 by Kurt from Chicagoland

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for writing in! I would be glad to help you with your questions.
              You can contact me directly:
              Mark
              Technical & Installation Specialist
              Office (800)-366-4204 ext. 4857
              My work hours are 9AM to 6PM Eastern Standard Time

              Answered on 2/5/2013 by cc-2
          • Q:

            We have installed viper strand bamboo in our kitchen and dining room and was told to clean it with a bona hardwood floor cleaner. Unfortunately it's leaving a cloudy streaky film on the floors! What do you recommend cleaning it with that will prevent this from happening? Help
            Asked on 12/5/2012 by Michelle

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Bona is generally a good cleaner, it is possible you have a build up. First try damp mopping (not wet) with water to remove as much build up of cleaner. Then you can try our cleaner, use as directed. Keeping the cleaning pad clean is necessary so dirt doesn't smear and streak.

              Answered on 12/6/2012 by Tech & Install
          • Q:

            I just recently installed this bamboo floor about 3 months ago and I start seeing the finish deteriorating.

            how does the warranty work?
            Asked on 11/21/2012 by c

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Please call our Customer Service Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 for help with this question. Thank you for your inquiry.

              Answered on 11/28/2012 by cc-2
          • Q:

            How do I keep my viper bamboo floor from scratching? We just installed it but it seems to scratch easily.
            Asked on 10/23/2012 by Scared of Scratches

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Taking precautions such as: applying felt pads under furniture legs, sweeping or vacuuming often, using rugs or walk-off mats, or even enacting a “no-shoes in the home” policy as much as reasonably possible, are the best methods of protecting your floors.

              It is a fact that all wood species whether bamboo or Brazilian Walnut, can show signs of scratching and denting. This is job-site related and not considered a manufacturing defect. Like a new car, protection and maintenance is an ongoing process and becomes the responsibility of the customer once they take ownership of the new flooring.

              Bamboo has an average hardness of some 1320 PSI when compared with Northern Red Oak at 1290 PSI, the standard as tested according to the (Janka) testing standards of the National Wood Flooring Association. Bamboo is a very dense grass and is therefore not held to the same hardness standards of solid wood. Published testing results vary greatly and merely provide consumers with reasonable “Product Expectations” before purchase.

              In addition, the carbonization or steaming process of some styles to yield richer hues can reduce the hardness results to 1010 PSI, the approximate strength of walnut. Therefore true bamboo hardness can vary between that of Hard Maple or Heart Pine. Strand or woven products are substantially harder, about 2000 PSI.

              Answered on 10/23/2012 by Tech & Install
          • Q:

            Is bamboo a wood to use in a kitchen with an active house?
            Asked on 9/20/2012 by OJ from Detroit, MI

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, stranded bamboo is a very hard flooring product and resist denting better than many wood flooring products.

              Answered on 10/2/2012 by cc-2
          • Q:

            can we use hard as nails glue? we will be just using for the joints when we have to cut.
            Asked on 6/23/2012 by suzie from rohnert park,ca

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Thank you for writing in! I would be glad to help you with your questions.
              You can contact me directly:
              Mark
              Technical & Installation Specialist
              Office (800)-366-4204 ext. 4857
              My work hours are 10AM to 7PM Eastern Standard Time

              Answered on 6/25/2012 by cc-2
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