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Flooring 101 Home Bamboo Flooring Tips Can I install bamboo on a concrete slab

Can I install bamboo on a concrete slab



Can I install bamboo on a concrete slab?

Yes, depending on the style flooring you choose. We offer bamboo styles that can be nailed to wood subfloors, glued down or floated over concrete. The Morning Star or Supreme bamboo tongue and groove floors, and Morning Star Click floors can be glued down to concrete on or above grade using adhesive.  Lumber Liquidators recommends the use of either Bostik's or Mapei brand adhesives. Be sure to review the adhesive manufacture's technical data sheets for proper trowel sizes and limitations.

When gluing down bamboo over concrete you will need a vapor barrier.  You can either use a two part system, where you apply the vapor barrier, allow it to cure then use a compatible adhesive to glue the floor down or you can use a all in one vapor barrier and adhesive.  Please either talk to a store associate or you can contact our Corporate Sales Team at 800.476.0007 for adhesive recommendations depending on your application.  

Morning Star Clic Bamboo is also available as a floating floor and is perfect for use over concrete below, on, or above grade using an approved underlayment pad, and recommended 6mm plastic sheeting as the moisture barrier over concrete.

Tech and Install 04.2019


Flooring 101 Home Bamboo Flooring Tips Can I install bamboo on a concrete slab