versatile and easy to install MOSO Topbamboo consists of a top layer of bamboo combined with a HDF (High Density Fibre board) as the core and a softwood backing. Because of this construction, the product is very stable, while the Uniclic® system, makes it very easy to install (no glue needed). Topbamboo is available in a large variation of fashionable colours and finishes, including brushed and stained versions.
MOSO® Bamboo Flooring Warranty
MOSO® International BV guarantees the construction and the glueing of the individual layers for a period of up to 30 years* from the date of purchase in accordance with the following provisions:
This warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, accidents, insect infestation, force majeure and damage caused by other, in normal residential unusual, circumstances.
Also not covered are purely visual impairments such as imprints, joints, discoloration by light, seasonal climaterelated deformation or wear of the surface coating. Damage resulting from improper installation, maintenance, cleaning or maintenance of the surface coating, mechanical or chemical damage or damage caused by moisture effects are also excluded from this warranty.
This warranty statement supersedes all previous statements; the granting of the manufacturer’s warranty applies only to the current version.
The guarantee extends to A-grade products and to the exclusive use in normal used spaces.
The guarantee applies only to the original purchaser and can not be transferred.
To make use of the warranty the following conditions must be fulfilled.
Proper Installation: Please read carefully, before laying the floor, our installation instructions. You can find these in any original package and in addition on the internet at www.moso-bamboo.com/documentation/downloads. In particular, you should pay attention to the moisture content of the sub floor and to the conditions for laying on floor heating. No claims can be made in case of improper installation!
Proper care and cleaning: Important information for optimal cleaning and care can be found in each of the original package or on the Internet at www.mosobamboo.com/documentation/downloads. No claims can be made in case of improper care and or cleaning!
Proper maintenance of the coating: The wear of the coating is not part of the warranty. If the coating surface shows signs of wear, in whole or in part, it must be timely renewed in order to protect the material. No claims can be made in case of improper maintenance of the surface coating.
This warranty applies in addition to the normal legal rights of the buyer, including the rights of the buyer against the seller.
If a claim is granted before laying the material, faulty planks are replaced free of charge. No claims can be made after laying the material if the buyer could have detected the defects before installation. This warranty does not cover damage that was caused by third parties (eg transport damage).
If defects occur after installation, MOSO® International BV reserves the right to either repair the defect or to offer material free of charge to the buyer.
If the defective product is no longer in the product range, an equivalent from the current range will be supplied.
A claim does not lead to an extension of the warranty period.
The cost for the replacement of material and other charges are not included in the warranty.
Settlement of the guarantee
The claim must be made in writing, within 30 days, to the MOSO® dealer / seller, a MOSO® subsidiary or directly to MOSO® International BV, De Marowijne 43, 1689 AR
Zwaag, the Netherlands.
MOSO® International BV reserves the right to check the claimed damage, after appointment, on site.
*)Topbamboo, Unibamboo and Flexbamboo: 10 years guarantee.
Installation Instruction Topbamboo
(engineered board with clicksystem)
To allow acclimatisation, lay your bamboo flooring flat in the room in which it is to be installed for at least 48 hours, in its sealed foil packaging or box, at a room temperature of 18°-20°C (50-65% air humidity).
Please note that the surface to which the flooring is to be applied must have a minimum temperature of 18°C. The flooring may be installed on any sub floor which is level, without cracks, dry, clean and stable.
Excessive humidity has a detrimental effect on the flooring. Maximum permitted humidity levels for sub floors are: sand cement 1,8%, chipboard 7-9%, anhydrite floors 0.3%.
We recommend that you use PE damp proof membrane (min 0.2mm). The membrane must overlap by 30 cm.
We recommend that you use a sound isolating underlay like a PE-foam.
Bamboo is a natural product! Therefore variations in colour and structure within a batch are possible. You should always mix the components from different boxes.
Before installation, we advise you to inspect the flooring for moisture content, size, colour differences and damage. We cannot accept any complaints regarding this once the material has been installed or further processed.
Installation of the flooring should always be the final job in any building project, in order to avoid damaging the flooring surface. Take care when working with adhesive tape as this could damage the flooring finish.
Felt pads must be attached to furniture and chairs to avoid damage to the flooring surface.
To protect against dust and sand, a walk-off mat has to be placed before and after the entrance of the room.
Ideal Room Conditions
Room temperature approx. 18-20°C; Air humidity 50 - 65%.
During the winter months, room air can become extremely dry. To maintain a constant air humidity, ceramic humidifiers
should be mounted on radiators (or stoves) and, for larger rooms, electric air humidifiers are required. In summer and autumn when air humidity is high, ensure that the room is wellventilated. Where these conditions are not maintained, warping, shrinkage and movement will occur. Check the air humidity using a hygrometer.
This floor type is laid as a floating floor, see the following installation instructions. Fully gluing the boards to the subfloor is also a possible installation method, but this requires specialist materials and skills; therefore a recognised contractor should carry out the installation.
Bamboo and wood are natural products which are affected by air humidity. Excessive air humidity causes bamboo materials to swell whilst low air humidity results in shrinking. It is of the utmost importance that
you maintain distance (expansion gap) from walls, door frames, pipes etc. This distance should be minimal 10-15 mm. If the floor is wider than approx. 7 metres or longer than approx. 12 metres, a larger expansion gap must be included.
This floor type can be installed – under certain conditions – on warm water floor heating. See “MOSO Bamboo Flooring floor heating”.
(numbers refer to the drawings above)
1. Place the first board, in the left side of the room, with the tongue side against the wall.
2. Connect the next board on the headside: insert the tongue under a 45 degree angle and press it to the floor. Continue to install the rest of the row in the same manner.
3. Start the second row with the off-cut from the last board installed. Put an installation wedge under the short end of the last board installed.
4. Connect the next board on the headside: insert the tongue under a 45 degree angle and press it down, at the same time inserting the tongue on the length side of the board.
5. Carefully tap the boards together using a hammer and tapping block. Remove the installation wedge and gently push the boards down to the floor. Continue to install the rest of the floor in the same manner.
6. To measure the width of the last row of boards, place the board face down, tongue side facing the wall, on top of the last installed row. Place a spare board on top of the board to be cut, slide the spare board across until it touches the wall. Run a pencil down the edge of the spare board, thus marking the board to be cut. Remember to allow for extra space for the expansion gap.
7. Cut the board along the pencil line.
8. Tap the last board into place using a hammer and a hook tool. Insert spacers to obtain the required expansion gap.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Cleaning and care: The useful life of your engineered boards will be considerably increased with suitable cleaning and maintenance. Ask your supplier which products are suitable.
Skirting boards must be fixed to the walls with screws and plugs in such a way as not to obstruct the natural movement of the wooden floor. If skirting boards are fixed to the wooden floor they will obstruct the floor’s natural movement, and may, therefore, cause damage.
Whilst all due care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the installation instructions, individual circumstances (location, subfloor and installation procedures) may vary and are beyond the manufacturer‘s control. In case of doubt, therefore, consult the distributor.
These instructions are subject to change. For the latest version go to www.topbamboo.eu.
Copyright® Nothing from this text may be reproduced without the prior permission in writing from MOSO International BV.
(engineered board with clicksystem)
MOSO Topbamboo consists of a top layer of bamboo combined with a HDF (High Density Fibre board) as the core and a softwood backing. Because of this construction, the product is
very stable, while the Uniclic® system, makes it very easy to install (no glue needed). Topbamboo is available in a large variation of fashionable colours and finishes, including brushed and stained versions.
SP: Side Pressed, HD: High Density, L: Lacquered Treffert 80 gr/m2, BL: Brushed Lacquered 80 gr/m2, BSL: Brushed Stained-Lacquered Treffert 80 gr/m2, MB: Micro Bevel *) Due to the characteristics of the high density bamboo, the ‘depth’ of the brushing will be different from one board to another. This creates a very natural effect.
(full version available on www.moso.eu)
Check room climate conditions (room temp. 18-20°C, air humidity 50-65%).
Check subfloor: this should be flat/clean/stable and should not exceed the maximum allowed moisture content (for example 1.8% for sand cement).
The floor should be installed floating (max width 7m, max length 12m, using expansion gaps) but can also be fully glued to the subfloor (for glue details see full version of installation instruction).
This floor type can be installed – under certain conditions – on warm water floor heating. See “MOSO flooring and floor heating“.
After installation: make sure proper cleaning and maintenance is done, fitting to the chosen finish.
Density (Toplayer): +/- 700 kg/m3 (SP/PP), +/- 1050 kg/m3 (HD)
Top layer thickness / Wear layer: 2,5mm
Shrink/Swell: 0,14% per 1% change in Moisture Content (SP/PP)
Equilibrium MC: 10% at 20°C and 65% rel. Air Humidity (SP/PP) 8% at 20°C and 50% rel. Air Humidity (SP/PP)
Resistance to Indentation - Brinell Hardness: ≥ 4 kg/mm2 (SP/PP), ≥ 9,5 kg/mm2 (HD) (EN 1534)
Resistance to Impact (Elasticity): > 1000 (EC1) (SP/PP), > 1400 (EC3) (HD) (EN 438-2)
Resistance to Abrasion 1): ≥ 1500 Revolutions (WR0) (EN 13696)
Reaction to fire: Class Cfl-s1 (EN 13501-1)
Formaldehyde emission: Class E0 (< 0,025 mg/m3) 2) Class E1 (< 0,124 mg/m3, EN 717-1) Slip resistance 1): USRV 31 (Smooth) / USRV 28 (Brushed) (CEN/TS 15676) R 10 (Smooth) / R 11 (Brushed) (DIN 51130) Thermal conductivity: 0,17 W/mK (SP/PP), 0,18 W/mK (HD) (EN 12667) Thermal resistance: 0,0591 m2K/W (SP/PP), 0,0542 m2K/W (HD) (EN 12667) Use Class: Class 1 (EN 335) Contribution LEED BD+C - v4: EQ2 / v2009: MR 6, IEQ 4.3 Contribution BREEAM: HEA 2, MAT 1, MAT 5 (HD) 1) Only for lacquered versions. 2) E0 Class is an unofficial formaldehyde emission class, but it is commonly used to indicate that the product has a very low emission, not detectable (n.d.) emission or is produced with No Added Formaldehyde (NAF) glues. E0 products automatically qualify for the official E1 Class according EN 717-1.