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CallMeVilla 12-24-2013 03:30 PM

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This is do-able for a DIY project ... but you need more than YouTube. Do you have the tools? Do you have a friend who can help (who might have done this before)?

My experience with bamboo is not good. If it gets wet, it cups badly and the finish is not durable. Stick to hardwoods.

Key points ... get your first course properly aligned or the outcome will suck ... work carefully and thoughtfully (do not rush) ... leave no less than the required margin along the edges for expansion (wood is organic and expands with moisture) ... plan transitions into other rooms with t-strips ... get those joints tight and stay on line ...

Good luck!



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