Bamboo flooring is becoming a famous alternative to hardwood flooring and it mimics hardwood but is more durable, sustainable and eco-friendly than hardwood. Many people think of bamboo as wood, in fact, it is a grass belonging to China that is cut into strands or strips. This flooring is available in three different types of constructions including strand, woven and vertical bamboo. The two main available colors of bamboo are natural and carbonized. Natural color offers yellow and blonde tones while carbonized offers dark and light brown tones.
BENEFITS OF BAMBOO FLOORING:
Bamboo flooring provides many advantages as it is a highly renewable material and grows faster than wood as it is a grass. Bamboo, in comparison with wood, can be grown every 5 years and does not need to be re planted as their roots stay inside and keep growing.
- STRONG AND DURABLE:
Bamboo flooring is a very strong natural flooring material and it is hard as twice as oak making it perfect to be used domestically and commercially. Horizontal and vertical bamboo flooring are also extremely durable and strong.
- DIMENSIONALLY STABLE:
This flooring is dimensionally stable means that it can withstand temperature and humidity. It can be installed in a number of ways. This means that bamboo flooring can be:
- Installed in areas with large amount of conservatories and glazing
- Used with underfloor heating
- Installed on and already prepared subfloor
- Fixed into a position or can lose laid over and underlay
- COST EFFECTIVE:
Bamboo is extremely affordable flooring. It is an inexpensive alternative to hardwood flooring. It offers luxury and character as a natural product. It is cheaper and durable flooring.
- AVAILABLE IN DIFFERENT FINISHES:
Bamboo flooring is available in different finishes. Mostly they have either satin matt or matt lacquer bits that can also be found with more added features like UV protection, Anti scratch lacquer and anti-slip lacquer.
- QUICK AND EASY TO INSTALL:
Both types of bamboo flooring; be it solid or engineered can be fitted in many different ways:
- It can be glued down to subfloor
- It can be screwed or nailed down to the subfloor
- It can be floated over a underlay
The process of installing bamboo flooring has been made straighter forward by a click fitting system.
- EASY TO CLEAN AND LOOK AFTER:
It is very easy to look after bamboo flooring. All it needs is a daily sweep with a bristle and soft brush and clean once in a while with PH neutral wood floor cleaning spray. Damages and scratches can be easily avoided by using felt protector pads on the bottom of furniture and immediately wiping away spills.
Unlike carpets, bamboo flooring is a perfect choice for people who suffer from allergies. They do not harbor dust and dirt particles. This amazing flooring also provides resistance to mold and mildew that can grow and thrive deeply in carpets.
If installed correctly and if you maintain it properly and care for it on a regular basis it can last long.