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ebenny
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Posted: November 19, 2008 1:25 AM

What humidity should I keep my house to prolong the life of my bamboo?
MrsKosha
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Posted: December 1, 2008 1:22 AM

RE: question about bamboo and home humidity level
Here is an excerpt from this site that answers your question

The recommended humidity level for bamboo flooring is 35%-60%. For those living in extreme climates (very high or low humidity) certain precautions should be taken before installing your bamboo floor. To help prevent warping or shifting of your bamboo flooring due to humidity levels outside the normal range, use a humidifier (for low humidity or dry climates) or a dehumidifier (for high humidity. A humidifier releases moisture into the air and can prevent cracking, while a dehumidifier helps absorb excessive moisture in the air.
ebenny
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Posted: December 10, 2008 4:07 PM

RE: question about bamboo and home humidity level
Thanks for explaining.  That was very detailed.
yanina05
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Posted: March 29, 2011 4:17 AM

RE: question about bamboo and home humidity level
The key to lasting beauty of your Bamboo flooring investment is proper maintenance for the life of your floor. Using a dehumidifier to maintain relative humidity in the home at 30-50% will maintain the moisture level in the wood and help minimize cracks between the boards. Continued excessive humidity may cause swelling of the floor. Continued lack of humility (below20%) can cause shrinking of the planks and/or cracking of the bamboo strips. While bamboo is more resistant to moisture that most woods, never use a wet mop or sponge to clean the floor. When using any wood flooring cleaner that requires mixing with water, follow the mixing directions precisely.
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Posted: July 16, 2012 4:09 AM

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