• Bamboo floors are common in bamboo structures and to some extent in timber framed houses.
• The simplest method is to lay bamboo culms in parallel, tied to the supporting framework. However, this gives a very uneven surface and can be uncomfortable to sit or stand on for long.
• More even surfaces are achieved by using bamboo board (split and flattened culms), or by cutting bamboo strips, which are woven into boards.
• Since bamboo components cannot be joined together without leaving gaps, the floors are well ventilated, improving the indoor climate and preventing moisture accumulation.
• Precautionary measures are required to minimize attack by biological agents and fire (see PROTECTIVE MEASURES).
Further information: Bibl. 13.02, 13.04, 13.05, 13.09, 13.10, 13.12, 13.13.
Bamboo Floors (after Dunkelberg, Bibl. 13.02)
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