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 composed to meet the demands of commercial, multi-level residential, senior and student housing environments.
Q. Is Cali Bamboo® flooring safe for my family?
A. Customer safety has always been Cali Bamboo’s #1 priority. We utilize only the highest-quality manufacturing techniques and adhesives to ensure that our flooring is free of harmful chemicals. All our flooring is tested by the leading emissions detection laboratory Benchmark International for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including formaldehyde. Many of our 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 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.
Q. Do you sell Cali Vinyl accessories like stair parts and transition pieces?
A. Yes. All of our Cali Bamboo flooring products have matching accessories available for purchase. Cali Vinyl flooring accessories and stair parts can be found here. Accessories include stair treads, stair risers, stair nosing, reducers, t-molding, quarter rounds, thresholds, and baseboards.
View our Flooring Accessory Page.
Q. Is LVP compatible with radiant heat?
A: Yes. Radiant Heat Compatible up to 113°F.
Q. How will Cali Vinyl flooring hold up to dogs and scratching?
A. We’re all animal lovers at Cali Bamboo, so we designed our flooring 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 – We’ve meticulously designed Cali Vinyl 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.
|Care and Maintenance
After Install/Floor Care Maintenance:
Note: For the most up-to-date warranty information, please visit http://www.CaliBamboo.com.
•For Cleaning, we recommend dry or damp mopping as needed using Bona Stone Tile & Laminate
cleaner or similar.
•To clean up dried glue use Bostik’s Ultimate Adhesive remover.
•Do not use anything abrasive or harsh chemicals to clean the floor. Never use any of the following
products on your floor: ammonia-based cleaners, mineral spirits, acrylic finishes, wax-based products,
detergents, bleach, polishes, oil soap, abrasive cleaning soaps, acidic materials such as vinegar.
•Never apply wax treatments or top coats to the floor.
•Do not drag furniture across the floor, use felt pads on chair and furniture legs.
•Equip swiveled-type office chairs or rolling furniture with broad surface non-staining casters with a
diameter of at least 2”.
•Keep pet’s nails trimmed to avoid excess scratching.
•Lighter colors and darker colors naturally show more dirt, flaws and marks and are considered higher
•Sweep or vacuum the floor regularly to remove loose dirt. Do NOT use vacuums that use a beater bar or
turn beater bar off.
•Place quality walk-off mats at all entrances to retain tracked in dirt, grit and moisture, never use latex or
rubber backed mats as they can permanently stain the floor.
•Area rugs are also recommended in front of kitchen sinks and in high traffic areas.
•Although the Cali Vinyl™ Plank Flooring is waterproof, it is still a best practice to avoid excessive
moisture on the floor. Therefore, we recommend soaking up spills immediately using a dry towel or dry
•Limit direct sunlight on floor by using curtains and blinds in areas that are exposed to high UV rays.
•Heating units or non-insulated ductwork close to the flooring or subfloor may cause “hot spots” which
must be eliminated prior to installation.
•Heavy furniture (500+ lbs.) may obstruct the free, natural movement of a floated floor. Restricting
this movement in certain areas can lead to problems such as buckling or separation when the floor
experiences natural expansion and/or contraction.
• When moving large appliances use proper dollies, glides, or 1/8” Masonite with the shiny side down.
Rolling appliances or heavy load bearing carts with small wheels directly across the floor may damage
the vinyl floor.
•To prevent indentations and scratches remove small diameter buttons/ends from furniture legs and
replace with non-staining floor protectors with a surface no less than 1” in diameter.