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Now that you have purchased or are about to purchase bamboo flooring,
have you thought about how the
floor will be installed? You have two bamboo floor installation choices: hire a licensed flooring professional or do it
yourself. Reviewing the installation questions in this section will help you determine if you want to do the bamboo floor
installation yourself or hire a professional.
Need help finding a professional? Use our Find It Locally search directory at the top of this page to locate an
installer in or near your zip code. We provide those wanting a do–it–yourself project with a FREE comprehensive
Bamboo Installation Guide and our companion site, FloorTube.com™ has great bamboo floor installation videos to
compliment the installation instructions. Our Bamboo Install Guide was written by licensed bamboo flooring installation
professionals to assist other professionals as well as homeowners during the installation process. For your convenience we
have made the do it yourself installation guide available to print.
The decision of hiring a professional installer or doing–it–yourself (DIY) ultimately comes down to budget,
time and self–discipline. See for yourself by reviewing the installation questions below.
Use our print–friendly list of questions as a guide when consulting professional installers for estimates or when
undertaking the bamboo installation yourself. Our Installation Questions checklist addresses important matters such as:
To get connected to a flooring professional in your area, go to our Find It Locally search engine located on the
Different types of flooring installation:
Planning: Regardless of whether you hire a professional or do–it–yourself (DIY), there are
steps prior to installation that must be taken. First things first: the removal of all furniture, appliances, and area rugs.
Protect your furniture from dust and installation debris by designating a secluded spot for these items until installation
is complete. Also determine where you plan on storing the shipment of bamboo once it arrives.
Time: Before purchasing bamboo materials, take the time to research bamboo floor types, styles, and
options. Before installation of bamboo flooring can begin, make sure you allow the floors to acclimate (adjust) to your
environment. Refer to the manufacturer's guidelines or your local flooring retailer to find out the proper acclimation
period. Always allow more time for a do–it–yourself project.
NOTE: Bamboo flooring must acclimate to the humidity levels in your home. While finished
bamboo needs to acclimate before being installed, unfinished bamboo needs to go through two acclimations processes.
Unfinished bamboo should acclimate before being installed as well as a shorter acclimation period between installation and
sanding and finishing.
Full Project Budgeting: Use our financing chart to keep track of your bamboo floor budget. This
chart will help you to ensure that you've accounted for the cost of all of the necessary products and materials. Like any
major project, financial budgeting is a good idea to ensure you can complete the project within your budget.
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