- Is Bamboo’Ali Floor easy to clean?
- How does Bamboo’Ali floor compare in hardness to hardwood flooring?
- What type of coating do you use? Can it scratch?
- Can terminates can eat Bamboo’Ali floor?
- What happen if Bamboo’Ali floor get flooded?
- How do I care my bamboo floor?
- Does dirt build up between the floorboard?
- How do we repair a demaged bamboo floor?
- What is the different betweeen Gold’Ali and Diamond’Ali & Pearl’Ali
- Why is Bamboo’Ali floor more expensive than laminated flooring?
1. Is Bamboo’Ali Floor easy to clean?
Our customers have remarked that BambooAli floors are very easy to keep clean. You can use many different cleaning products. After years of practice we now recommend the use of micro fibre brooms as one of the best products for keeping these floors looking great. They are a great investment if you want to save time and reduce the use of chemicals in your home. They also leave your floor free from streak marks.
2. How does Bamboo’Ali floor compare in strength to hardwood timber flooring?
Tests at Quatest, commissioned by Bamboo’Ali, have shown that the different styles of bamboo flooring have differences in hardness. The earlier vertical and horizontal styles of bamboo are slightly harder than oak meanwhile strandwoven style is 2 times harder than Oak. Additional tests have shown bamboo flooring to be more stable. This means it has a greater structural integrity, without expanding and contracting as much as solid timber flooring due to temperature change or humidity.
3. What type of polish do you use? Can it scratch?
The pre-finished floor boards are coated with 10 coats of low emission water based German polyurethane to improve the scratch-resistance of your floor. The polishes we use at Bamboo’Ali® are tough, but not scratch proof. If properly maintained they will give you years of fuss-free living. We also supply you with a special care kit to help minimise the appearance of any surface scratches.
4. Can termites eat the floor?
Internationally, Bamboo is regarded as termite resistant and is not a part of their natural food source. However, as termites will even eat through concrete to get to a timber they want, our experience has shown us that termites can eat bamboo flooring. Therefore, we impregnate the raw material with the mineral boron which has the effect of improving the floors already natural resistance. It is important to note that the floor is not termite proof, so prevention is better than cure.
5. What happens if Bamboo’Ali Floor gets flooded?
It really depends on the severity of the flooding. It is dependent on the volume of water spilt on the floor and how long it remains on the floor before it dries or is drained away. In minor flooding scenarios there is often no change to the floors appearance, however instances of major flooding can result in the floor having to be repaired by replacing boards in the damaged area or by sanding and polishing. Long periods of excess water tend to damage the polish on the surface of the floorboards. Bamboo’Ali® boards are engineered in such a way that help them to be more resistant to moisture than a solid timber floor and therefore can often withstand these situations with more resilience. These built in features include; coating the boards with polyurethane on all surfaces and having a cross-lamination layer that includes a humidity expansion gap. It is also understood that the bamboo fibre is regarded to be more water resistant than most timber fibres.
6. How do I care for my bamboo flooring?
Caring for your bamboo floor is very easy. A quick summary to maintain your floor’s beauty:
- Install protector felt on furniture
- Use area rugs on high traffic pathways
- Place mats at exterior doors to trap sand and grit from incoming traffic
- Remove spills promptly
- Vacuum or sweep floor regularly with a soft broom to remove sand and grit
- We recommend using micro-fibre cleaning mops
7. Does dirt build up between the floorboards?
Typically no. By following the Bamboo’Ali® cleaning and maintenance guide your beautiful bamboo floor will continue to look great for many years. In the showroom all we use to clean the floor is the Enjo (micro fibre) mop. It is very quick and effective.
8. How do we repair a damaged bamboo floor?
It is inevitable that your floor will become damaged at some point. This is no different to solid timber, laminate or any other wooden flooring. The type of damage will dictate the best course of action. In most cases a great result is achieved by simply cutting out and replacing the damaged floor boards, returning your floor to its original condition. The process is a little more complicated for sanded and polished floors as you may require an additional coat of polish or a resand over the entire floor once a floorboard has been replaced.
9. What is the difference between Gold’Ali, Diamond’Ali and Pearl’Ali?
Gold’Ali is laminated bamboo flooring explicit nan natural beauty of the bamboo, the floor surface finishing will further highlighted by the distribution of the random eye and unique bamboo. With hardness from 1200-1600 according to Janka hardness scale, horizontal presses suitable bamboo flooring installed in areas with moderate intensity walking as households, hotel rooms, gym, aerobics. In some cases, can be installed in offices, product showroom.
Diamond’Ali & Pearl’Ali are strand woven bamboo flooring is made by compressing bamboo fibres under extreme heat and pressure. This gives strand woven bamboo flooring its great strength and durability. The strand woven bamboo manufacturing process produces flooring that is twice as hard than traditional solid wood flooring, which is already one of the hardest wood flooring products available. It is made with a non-toxic, water-resistant resin.
10. Why is Bamboo’Ali floor more expensive than laminated wood flooring?
Yes, you are right, Bamboo’Ali flooring belongs to natural wood flooring, so it is completely understandable when the price is higher than laminate wood flooring. If your budget is limited and you still want to use bamboo flooring, you can learn about Gold’Ali horizontal bamboo flooring, the price is a bit higher than good industrial flooring.