Why does bamboo flooring warp?

Forum for users, specifiers, and manufacturers of building and construction products. NO SALES OFFERS - use the Classifieds and marketplace forums for sales.

Why does bamboo flooring warp?

Postby Guest » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:16 am

Sometime the problem of warp happens on bamboo flooring. There are several possible reasons for the problem:

1. Bamboo flooring(B) is affected by air humidity. The water content of B must be low for dry area, while it should be comparably higher for damp area. B will possibly warp if the air humidity is quite different from the water content of B.

2. The gaps haven’t been kept among each plank during installation. 0.2mm gap must left there for expansion purpose. Otherwise the planks are easy to warp when they expand.

3. There was no gap kept between wall and B during the installation. Or the gap is too little. The gap should at least 5mm wide, otherwise warps is easy to happen.

4. Expansion space hasn’t been kept in big room during the installation. Expansion space must be kept if the installation area is over 9m*10m. The related accessories such as T-moulding or reducer can be used to cover the expansion space.

5. B is dunked in water. Bamboo flooring is strong moisture resistant. But it is not water resistant. If the planks are dunked in the water from kitchen or washroom for a long time, it will expand in big sizes and warp.

Postby chrisrich » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:35 pm

I was just wondering about thebamboo as fencing. Being outside, and exposed to the elements, it should be fairly sturdy. Any thoughts would be appreciated....
User avatar
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:37 pm

Postby stone21 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:19 am

Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:27 pm

Return to Building Products and Specifications Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

User Control Panel


Who is online

In this forum zone there are 2 users online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 2 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 593 on Sat May 26, 2018 5:18 pm

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests
DesignCommunity   ·   ArchitectureWeek   ·   Great Buildings   ·   Archiplanet   ·   Books   ·   Blogs   ·   Search
Special thanks to our sustaining subscribers Building Design UK, Building Design News UK, and Building Design Tenders UK.