How to Install Bamboo Plank Flooring
Bamboo, an environmentally conscious material because it regrows quickly, can add contemporary style to any room remodeling project.
Lay Rosin paper over entire floor, overlapping the seams and taping them down. This acts as your moister barrier.
After the entire floor is covered with Rosin paper, start your installation in a corner of the room. Using a speed square, measure your first 90 degree piece (Image 1). Using a miter saw, cut two 45 degree angles, one on each side of the wood plank (Image 2). This will give you your 90 degree piece.
Using a pneumatic nail gun, secure the first piece in the corner of the room. When laying your planks, make sure the tongue side is facing out into the room.
When the first piece is secure, take your measurements to get your plank length (Image 1). Cut another set of 45 degree angles: one on each side of the plank using a 12” miter saw. Once each plank is cut, fit the tongue side of the previous plank into the grooved side of the new plank. Use a rubber mallet and tapping block to tap planks into place (Image 2).
When the planks are locked in, take a flooring stapler and place tip onto the tongue of the plank. Staple the plank onto floor every 6 inches, keeping the tip of the stapler on the tongue of the plank.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for all remaining planks of flooring, making sure you are working away from the original corner.
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