Step 1

bamboo flooring rosin paper

bamboo flooring rosin paper

Bamboo floor installation project with rosin paper and blue painters tape for marking areas.

Install Moisture Barrier

Lay Rosin paper over entire floor, overlapping the seams and taping them down. This acts as your moister barrier.

Step 2

Cut First Plank

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.

Step 3

bamboo flooring first piece

bamboo flooring first piece

Bamboo floor installation project with rosin paper and attaching wood with nailgun.

Install First 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.

Step 4

Cut and Install Next Piece

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).

Step 5

bamboo flooring stapler

bamboo flooring stapler

Using a floor stapler to attach floor pieces in this floor home improvement project.

Staple Planks

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.

Step 6

Finish Installation

Repeat steps 4 and 5 for all remaining planks of flooring, making sure you are working away from the original corner.