17 Jul Singing Some Bamboo Blues
How can a floor that was supposed to be more stable start curling?
Q: I have a vertical grain bamboo floor that I was told would be stronger and more stable than hardwood. After it was in for a few weeks, some of the boards started curling upward at the ends. I was told there was too much humidity in my home, so I turned off the humidifier.
Now, the boards are shrinking and leaving gaps. I am very disappointed because I did my research and purchased a brand that was supposed to be the leader in quality. Can you shed any light on whether this is a common problem or an isolated incident?
A: You are not alone. While I would not call your situation a common problem, it is not an isolated incident.