March 26, 2009

Pretty, pretty floor

Filed under: home improvement,technology — origamifreak @ 10:56 pm
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“Bob” and his helper struggled and struggled with the 20-gauge nail gun, which was recommended by the bamboo supplier.  The cleats are just too fragile, and kept crumpling, jamming, and causing misfires.  So, finally yesterday it was decided that we would go with the glue-down installation, after all.

Here is how the floor will look tomorrow – “Bob” has pre-sawn and laid out the courses to give us an idea of how the finished thing will appear, when he starts gluing it:


Now it is really clear how helpful all that sorting up front was, because this does not look anything like the patchwork you typically see in bamboo floor photos, including those on the supplier’s website:

He even matched the ends, so that it’s hard to see where one plank finishes and the next one starts.  It’s one beautiful, uniform pattern and hue.  He’s designed the transitions so that even though the hallway will have a different pattern/hue, it’ll blend across the threshold.

In fact, he says he’ll be laying planks in the hallway as well, tomorrow.



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