Mark Gleeson Design
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Bamboo Bamboo floors have exploded onto the market and now make up one third of the total floating flooring market. Bamboo is a highly-regarded hard floor with a loose-laid operation, and is generally engineered and manufactured in China, simply because of the abundant amount of bamboo that is grown there. There are two types of bamboo flooring on the market today, and both products will require an underlay prior to laying. There are a few different types of underlay, which, in any case, are not expensive. The first is solid bamboo, which is made up of hundreds of bamboo strands that are glued together in a press, which creates the flat board. The board is a solid mass, meaning if you scratch the board, the colour below the top surface will always be the same, unlike laminates. The second type is engineered bamboo, which is made the same way except it is generally thinner and wider, and is then stuck to plywood. The reason for this is because of the amount of expansion and contraction bamboo has. The plywood allows the boards to be wider with less expansion and contraction.