Bamboo flooring still stinks

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  1. May 9, 2013 #1

    Jungle

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    I got this stuff from Loews,
    www.usfloorsllc.com/products/natural-bamboo-collection/why-natural-bamboo/

    I've been airing out 5 boxes in the porch or 4 days with a fan and it still smells. I'm not sure what the smell is? They claim to have only .03% formaldehyde? It smells pungent but also like burnt grass? Is strandwoven bamboo suppose to smell like this? Do you think it will dissipate soon or should i just return it?
     
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    I used to be a funeral director. Formaldehyde burns the nostrils.

    Is it lacquered?
     
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    It's aluminum oxide. Nice stuff, woven, looks like this[​IMG]
     
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    What do you think about cutting aluminium oxide and formaldehyde?
    I have a good mask n95 from lowes too.
     
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    Have you stored it in the room that you will install it?
    I don't think you will be exposed to much in a one install as a homeowner. If this was your everyday job it might be something to worry about. Where the mask.
     
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    Wait..what? Is this from that time you stayed at the Holiday inn?

    You can have the piece tested, just contact your local area health dept.
     
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    Nope I grew up in it. Did it for a year. Wasn't a fan of the late nights.
     
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    Well i return the lot, that was a waste of time. They had some new cafe bamboo by usfloor at lowes, so i check it out. It didn't stink! So i guess Neal was right it was a bad batch.
    I got some cork, you can smell formaldehyde on it too. But it gasses off quick, i put a fan too it.
     
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    It wants to sit in the room for a few days before you use it. You do want to solve any leveling problems before you install it. I'm referring to the other thread.
     

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