Introduction Sunset Bamboo™ bamboo slats are functional, durable and affordable. Made from carefully hand selected moso bamboo. Available in three colors, bamboo slats are used for wall covering, bars, ceilings, wainscotings or used to stylize any living space. The best part of these slats is that they are easy to install. Application is easy and effortless; each strip can be nailed, screwed, glued or bolted. Each piece can be joined side by side for a tight and finished look. Our bamboo slats are 6’ tall, 1.75” wide and .25” thick and are perfectly straight.
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Installing Ceiling Mounted Bamboo Slats
The following instructions are for applying bamboo slats to your ceiling.
First and foremost, you must make accurate measurements. Once you are certain about the measurements for your ceiling (depending on the direction you wish the slats to lay), you need to calculate to see how many bamboo slats will cover the area. As you lay a single slat down, the next one will start where the last one finished.
You can also have the slats perpendicular to the lines of the ceiling to give you the same look but it will require more custom cuts to fill the entire space.
Once you know how many slats are required, think about how you want to adhere them to your ceiling. Liquid nail or commercial grade adhesive and finishing nails are one of your best options. You run a small bead of adhesive on the backside of the slat and place it against the ceiling. Once in place, drive a finishing nail in center of slat and one nail on each of the trailing ends of the bamboo slat (nail every two feet). Continue the process for each slat. It’s easier if you’ve pre-cut
Tip: A simple oil based stain can transform our natural slats to any desired color to enhance and match any decor with this natural and eco friendly material. Also, adding split bamboo poles will give the slats a more finishedd look.