Frequently Asked Questions
Are floating floors noisy?
Floating floors consisted of a few thin layers of different materials. This caused a “noise” when you walked on it due to the combination of different materials touching. Today, due to the new Strand Woven technology and German engineering, UClic system, we can provide a solid 14mm thick bamboo board.
Are House of Bamboo materials suitable for DIY projects?
Yes, House of Bamboo products are DIY friendly and can be installed by handy people.
Can House of Bamboo assist in installation of their materials?
Yes, House of Bamboo can arrange for installation in the Sydney and Melbourne areas. We are expanding our installation team and hope to have more major cities covered soon.
Can House of Bamboo materials be shipped to my home?
We deliver direct to locations in Australia.
Can your indoor products be used outdoors?
Most of our products designed for interior applications can only be used indoors. This is due to the manufacturing process and some sealants being water soluble.
Does bamboo decking require maintenance?
There are two types of bamboo decking, strand woven and vertical. Both are eco products however the strand woven is a harder material due to its processing. Both types of decking require maintenance, with the strand woven requiring more due to the hardness and lack of ability to absorb oil.
Strand woven decking if exposed outdoors and has no shelter we have found there is always a degree of expansion and contraction as the glue/bamboo matrix acclimatises to the weather extremes it has to endure with full exposure.
We have observed that it is impossible to stop this movement as the glue/bamboo is so highly compressed however there is always a relaxing of this compression over time due to hot/cold cycles and wet/dry conditions.
All wood products do this to a degree and many species split very fast on install within hours of direct sun and heat.
To find our more on maintenance requirements please contact House of Bamboo directly.
Does bamboo split and is there a way to prevent that from happening?
Bamboo is a natural product and a feature of bamboo is that it may occasionally split or crack. Most cracking is caused by pressure difference of the air trapped between the nodes and the outside air.
How does the quality and appearance of House of Bamboo’s Natureed® and associated products differ from inferior materials?
House of Bamboo’s Natureed® and other materials are made from carefully selected lengths of sound plantation grown reeds or rods securely bound with strict quality control. This contrasts with cladding made of inferior randomly selected reeds or rods and bound with poor wire binding. Our materials are made to last and with correct installation and care. As a natural material you will benefit from the beauty and uniqueness of the individual elements that make up your product choice. There may be slight variations in colour or texture due to the nature of the product in its natural state.
How often do I need to maintain my fence/deck?
This will dependent on your own particular environment. Some environments are harsher than others and will require more regular upkeep
How to Maintain Natural Bamboo
Is a floating floor not as solid as a traditionally installed floor?
The German engineered boards are the of the same quality. Once laid, you will not notice a difference between either. The existing subfloor often dictates the application. Floating floors are utilised more often on subfloors that can not be nailed into such as concrete. Some also favour the floating floor due to the ease of installation, there is no messy glue and handy people can often install the flooring themselves.
What are the typical substrates that House of Bamboo materials screen and clad?
House of Bamboo materials are used to clad paling and metal fences, wire mesh, lattice, brushwood fences, brick and concrete walls, garage walls, above ground pools, rain water tanks, pool filters, air conditioners and deck and pool surrounds. They are used for shading and cooling varied roofing structures and outdoor areas.
What type of maintenance is required for bamboo and your natural materials?
Any ‘natural materials’ e.g. the leather of shoes or handbags, when exposed to the outdoor elements will be affected in some way. The material may dry out and appear grey, crack or in some instances bamboo (due to its high starch content) may attract fungus and turn ‘black’ when saturated in the rain or in an environment conducive to fungus and mould. This can be overcome in most cases; however, with regular & proper maintenance.