Strand Bamboo Installation Notice
JOHNSON HARDWOOD WILL NO LONGER WARRANTY STRAND-WOVEN BAMBOO INSTALLATIONS OVER CONCRETE SLAB SUBSTRATES
Why the alert? The industry is experiencing a ration of claims involving strand-woven bamboo installed over concrete slabs. As a result, we are seeing a good number of adhesive manufacturers’ that have discontinued offering a warranty when using their vapor retarders/adhesives for an installation involving strand-woven Bamboo over a concrete substrate. At this point, the reason for the failures has yet to be (fully) determined. That being said, Johnson Hardwood is working diligently with other industry experts to come up with an answer.
Here’s what we know so far. Not all strand-woven Bamboo installations over concrete slabs have failed or will fail, but due to the increase in failures (throughout the industry) associated with installations over concrete substrates, Johnson feels that it is in our/your best interest to stop recommending this method of installation. For alternative installation methods, please call Johnson’s technical department at 800-910-3047 ext: 122 or simply ask for Steve Marley.
The following information below will give you a better understanding of what constitutes “high” quality vs. “low” quality strand-woven Bamboo flooring. This also includes regular Bamboo when applicable.
Click below to download the official press release.Download Release
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