Bamboo Faqs
You’ve got questions? We’ve got the answers!

Bamboo has been a truly sustainable renewable alternative to traditional hardwood flooring in Australia for many years.  Suitable for contemporary and modern design schemes, Bamboo floorboards offer a unique balance of strength and durability without sacrificing style and beauty.  Organic, flowing grain patterns range from natural silhouettes to hand sculptured artisan designs.  Enjoy nature’s abundant and affordable alternative to hardwood timbers.

How does Bamboo compare in price to other flooring?

Bamboo fits into a price point between Laminate and Timber which makes it very affordable.  There are many different styles to choose from according to the style.

What colours does Bamboo come in?

The product range is growing all the time and there are standard and premium ranges from the naturals and earthy tones to the decorator colours currently around 30.

How does Bamboo wear?

Bamboo is extremely durable much harder than most traditional timbers, the Strand Woven style is the second hardest flooring, absolutely for any robust family.

Will Bamboo scratch and dent?

All good quality Bamboo is supplied finished in a UV scratch resistant finish and unlikely to dent.  Of course accidents can happens and care should be taken not to scratch the surface, there is no flooring on the market that won’t scratch – even tiles scratch.

Can you wear Stiletto heels on Bamboo?

Yes.  High heels concentrate a person’s weight on a small point (estimate: 60kg person = approximately 150kg per square centimetre when taking a normal step).  This kind of force can damage many types of flooring, fracturing ceramic tiles and perforating vinyl as well as denting timber floors.  While high heels in good condition may not damage Bamboo floors, we recommend a “no high heel” policy where practical.

Can you wear Stiletto heels on Bamboo?

Yes.  High heels concentrate a person’s weight on a small point (estimate: 60kg person = approximately 150kg per square centimetre when taking a normal step).  This kind of force can damage many types of flooring, fracturing ceramic tiles and perforating vinyl as well as denting timber floors.  While high heels in good condition may not damage Bamboo floors, we recommend a “no high heel” policy where practical.

Can Bamboo be used in a kitchen?

Absolutely.  Just like timber any moisture that “pools” and left on the floor for a period of time should be mopped up as soon as possible.  Any good quality Bamboo will have a tight click locking system with wax that makes it difficult for moisture to ingress.

Can Laminate flooring go over existing tiles?

Absolutely, there may be some undercutting of doors to allow for the extra thickness but that’s much better than having the time consuming and messy job of removing ceramic tiles.

Can Bamboo be sanded back later?

Yes, because the boards are 14mm thick they are just like timber and can be sanded many times.

We’ve got termites in our area, can we use Bamboo?

Termites wont eat Bamboo, the Strand Woven style is 99.5% resistant to termites.

Our family has allergies, does Bamboo have any harmful VOC’s?

All our good quality Bamboo VOC emissions are <EO below World Health Organisation level. VOC’s are commonly found in paints, but also in carpeting, furniture, adhesives, cleaning products, and a range of other building and interior materials.  If a product has a strong smell, there’s a good chance it contains VOCs.

How do I clean Bamboo?

We recommend the use of water in a spray bottle and a micro fibre mop such as an Enjo system visit www.enjo.com.au.   Ditch the old back-braking, energy-sapping, water-wasting, chemical-infused mop and bucket routine. These clever floor cleaner and floor fibre combos make cleaning hard floors and walls healthier, greener and easy as.  Use water only, chemicals leave a streaky residue that’s hard to remove from any hard flooring. This cleaning method is also suitable for laminate, timber and vinyl.