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Style Plantation, offer the most comprehensive bamboo flooring installation methods available to the market.

There are no shortcuts when it comes to a quality floor installation, and it is for this reason that we only use premium quality SIKA adhesives, SIKA moisture barriers and Dunlop Flooring underlays, for a superior flooring installation.

The bamboo floor installation options available are a choice between a direct stick method and a floating floor system. This simply means the flooring can either be stuck to the subfloor with glue or it can float on top of the subfloor without any kind of attachment to the subfloor itself.

There are two systems available in the bamboo flooring range i.e. tongue and groove and the Uniclic interlocking mechanism:

  • Tongue and groove or commonly known as T&G, is a method of fitting the bamboo or hardwood timber floor boards together, edge to edge. Each piece has a groove cut all along one edge, and a thin, deep ridge, which is the tongue, on the opposite edge. The tongue and groove system is designed to be stuck down onto the subfloor structure. It is not designed to be installed as a floating floor, simply because the boards do not lock into one another. This type of flooring is considered a more permanent type of floor.
  • In the case of the patented Uniclic interlocking system, the boards have a locking mechanism which locks the boards into place side by side, and are also end matched, which means the floor boards lock into one another on all sides. This system ensures a fast, glue-less and gap-free installation method.

With proper subfloor preparation, bamboo flooring can be installed directly over concrete slabs, timber or ply and can also be laid over existing flat floor tiles.

The boards are ready to be installed when they arrive in Australia. They are pre-finished with a number of layers of solvent free, hardwearing, UV cured, scratch-resistant Polyurethane coatings (Treffert® Nature).

The bamboo flooring installation process is quick, and because the boards are prefinished you are not required to move out as there are no fumes or emissions usually associated with installing a traditional hardwood floor that may need to be sanded and finished on site. Best of all, the floor can be walked on same-day after being installed.

 

Helpful Downloads

Bamboo Flooring – Installation Guidelines – Direct Stick

Guidelines for installing a Style Plantation bamboo floor

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Bamboo Flooring – Installation Guidelines – Floating Floor System

Guidelines for installing a Style Plantation bamboo floor

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TIMABLAY - Slotted Cork Matting

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SIKA T53 Adhesive

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SIKA T55 Adhesive

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SIKA Moisture Barrier

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DUNLOP Thermacoustic Underlay

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Floating Floor Installation


How to install your stylish Direct Stick Bamboo Floor