Installation & Maintenance
Install and maintain your floors like a pro!
We rounded up everything you need to WOW your family and friends with a flawless install.
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Prevent DIY blunders and make your floors look great by following the two most important steps: acclimation and expansion gaps.
Straightforward with no confusing IKEA diagrams, the official Cali Bamboo Flooring Guidelines help you install with confidence.
Care & Maintenance
Learn how to keep your neighbors ooo-ing and aww-ing at your new floors for decades with proper care and maintenance.
Q. How does Cali Vinyl hold up to spills and liquids?
A. All Cali Bamboo Vinyl Flooring is 100% Waterproof. Designed to withstand high traffic, and endure moisture. Cali Vinyl’s top-to-bottom waterproof construction, including built-in insulating cork underlayment was composead to meet the demands of commercial, multi-level residential, senior and student housing environments.
Q. Is Cali Vinyl® flooring safe for my family?
A. Customer safety has always been Bamboo Design’s #1 priority. Only the highest-quality manufacturing techniques and adhesives has been used to ensure that Cali Vinyl flooring is free of harmful chemicals. All Cali Vinyl flooring is tested by the leading emissions detection laboratory Benchmark International for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including formaldehyde. Many of Cali Vinyl floors test at concentration levels of “not detectable”; even those with detectable levels measured 25 times lower than the strictest California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase 2 standards, and at least half the amount found in the typical air we breathe.
An example LVP test result can be summarized here with our White Aspen Test Results, although full testing documentation can be found for all of our floors on our product pages, located in the spec’s section of the page.
Q. Will Cali Vinyl flooring do well in my area or climate?
A. Yes! Because LVP does not expand and contract minimally with changes in temperature and humidity, this floor will work perfectly in all regions of Canada and the U.S. Please make sure to follow our vinyl floor installation guide to ensure your floor will last a lifetime.
Q. How do I install Cali Vinyl flooring?
A. Our easy-to-follow installation guides for Vinyl Flooring can be found here in section “Installation & Maintenance”.
Q. Do you sell Cali Vinyl accessories like stair parts and transition pieces?
A. Yes. All Cali Vinyl flooring products have matching accessories available for purchase. Cali Vinyl flooring accessories and stair parts can be here in section “Accessories”. Accessories include stair treads, stair risers, stair nosing, reducers, t-molding, quarter rounds, thresholds, and baseboards.
Q. Is LVP compatible with radiant heat?
A: Yes. Radiant Heat Compatible up to 29 Celsius degres (85°F).
Q. How will Cali Vinyl flooring hold up to dogs and scratching?
A. For all pet lovers, you’ll be happy to learn that all Cali Vinyl floors have been designed with an industry leading scratch resistant finish that keeps your floors looking fresh for years, even with active furry friends of all sizes.
Q. What makes Cali Vinyl flooring different from other Vinyl floors?
A: Built to Last a Lifetime – Cali Vinyl floors is meticulously designed to outperform in even the most demanding environments. Any climate, any grade, any room in the home, Cali Vinyl is designed to continually impress you for decades to come.
Thicker is Better – We challenged our designers to develop the thickest wear layer on the market, and they delivered. Extra-thick and developed for commercial applications, your patience may wear thin but your floors certainly won’t.
Fear Moisture No More – Cali Vinyl is constructed top-to-bottom to be 100% waterproof. Ideal for all moisture prone areas of the home including kitchens, baths and basements, Cali Vinyl slays the moisture monster for good.
Silence is Golden – Representing 1.5mm of the 7mm plank thickness, the 100% recycled built-in cork underlayment effectively suppresses in-room and between-level step sound well beyond the strictest urban multi-level dwelling codes.
Q. Does exposure to UV light effect luxury vinyl plank?
A: Yes. Similar to other flooring types, it is best to limit direct sunlight on the floor by utilizing curtains and blinds in areas that are exposed to high UV rays.
Q. Can I use rugs or mats on my luxury vinyl tile floor?
A: Yes. However, the use of rugs with solid rubber or vinyl backings are not recommended due to possible floor staining. We recommend rugs that are made of a breathable material to prevent moisture entrapment and/or using a breathable rug underlay. Mesh or grid patterns are best.
Q. With Cali Vinyl, do you need to worry about edge curling?
A: No. Cali Vinyl is constructed with a 20mil commercial wear layer (7mm thickness) and a BPC core to endure high traffic, pets, kids or all of the above, our scratch resistant wear layer will keep your floors looking freshly installed for decades to come.
Previous generations of vinyl flooring was constructed extremely thin and malleable, like a wallpaper for your floor. Cali Vinyl is the next generation Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring, bringing you Vinyl Flooring Remastered.