When considering applying a flooring product to your walls, take into account that you’ll need to apply the planks with nails or staples, so using the floating product would be quite difficult and should be avoided. Other types of bamboo flooring can be easily installed on walls with just a few steps and considerations.
The most important aspect of attaching it to the walls is to make sure you have the wall properly prepared for the application of the floor boards. Clean the wall and remove all nails, tacks and repair any imperfections. You’ll need a flat, clean surface to work on. Any uneven or warped areas of the surface of the wall could cause the bamboo flooring to buckle over time.
When selecting a starting point for installation, work from one side to the other, and start at the bottom edge of the wall and work your way up. Working from side to side and bottom to top will ensure that your planks like up evenly.
Using a pneumatic nail gun, attach the first piece of flooring to the wall, keeping it carefully level and in line with the wall. Be certain to apply the nails to the joints of the walls, also known as studs. As you add pieces of the flooring along the wall, stagger the seams to that they each line up differently with the planks that they are touching. This creates a more organic and natural look than perfectly lined up ends and seams. Cut pieces of flooring at different lengths, using a miter saw on the ends.
Using a hammer and a scrap piece of wood, tap each piece into a tight fit against the one next to it, being careful not to damage the edges of the planks. If the last plank is too wide to fit into the space left for it, carefully measure it and cut planks lengthwise to fit, pressing them down into the final edge with a tap of the hammer on the edge.
Install trim around all edges to hide any gaps or cuts made where it meets the wall. Fill in any nail holes that are still visible with closely matching colored putty, and lightly sand it down after it dries.
This material is a natural choice for an eco-friendly building material that is durable and cost efficient that creates a unique and modern pattern when made into panels and planks. Bamboo flooring can be stained or dyed into any color or wood hue imaginable. These same traits also make it ideal for use in decorating.