bamboo florring and concrete subfloor

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by chris, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. chris

    chris Guest

    I'm really attracted to bamboo flooring for my dining room/kitchen
    area. Can it be successfully laid over a concrete floor? I hear
    conflicting advice. One said that it must be glued to the floor, but
    there's no guarantee that it won't move. A search of message boards
    suggests that it's probably ok. Grateful for any advice!
    Thanks
    Chris
    chris, Oct 18, 2007
    #1
  2. chris

    Oren Guest

    On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:08:09 -0700, chris <>
    wrote:

    >I'm really attracted to bamboo flooring for my dining room/kitchen
    >area. Can it be successfully laid over a concrete floor? I hear
    >conflicting advice. One said that it must be glued to the floor, but
    >there's no guarantee that it won't move. A search of message boards
    >suggests that it's probably ok. Grateful for any advice!
    >Thanks
    >Chris


    Got a link for the material? Some flooring types need to expand and
    contract. Some need a _quality_ glue. Both can be bamboo, I suppose.

    --
    Oren

    ...through the use of electrical or duct tape, achieve the configuration in the photo..
    Oren, Oct 18, 2007
    #2
  3. chris

    dpb Guest

    chris wrote:
    > I'm really attracted to bamboo flooring for my dining room/kitchen
    > area. Can it be successfully laid over a concrete floor? I hear
    > conflicting advice. One said that it must be glued to the floor, but
    > there's no guarantee that it won't move. A search of message boards
    > suggests that it's probably ok. Grateful for any advice!


    Instead of message boards and usenet, I've a novel thought.

    Go to the site(s) of the manufacturer(s) of the product(s) you're
    interested in and get the skinny on installation from those who are in
    position to know.

    --
    dpb, Oct 19, 2007
    #3
  4. chris

    Oren Guest

    On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 18:54:31 -0500, "HeyBub" <>
    wrote:

    >Wooden flooring is generally glued to some sort of cushion and the cushion
    >is glued to the subfloor. If the wood is glued directly to concrete,
    >something's gotta give as the humidity changes. I've heard a wooden floor
    >may expand as much as 1/2" inch as the humidity goes from 30% to 60%.
    >


    Some quality glues have a moisture inhibitor/blocker.

    --
    Oren

    "I wouldn't even be here if my support group hadn't beaten me up."
    Oren, Oct 19, 2007
    #4
  5. chris

    Jeff Guest

    Over concrete a floating floor installation is usually recommended over a
    moisture barier layer. You can get click-together bamaboo which is a
    floating installation. This example is from a Canadian distributer..

    http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product..._Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-CA&Sp=C&topnav=

    "chris" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm really attracted to bamboo flooring for my dining room/kitchen
    > area. Can it be successfully laid over a concrete floor? I hear
    > conflicting advice. One said that it must be glued to the floor, but
    > there's no guarantee that it won't move. A search of message boards
    > suggests that it's probably ok. Grateful for any advice!
    > Thanks
    > Chris
    >
    Jeff, Oct 19, 2007
    #5

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