Bamboo flooring is this years hottest flooring trend. Designers everywhere are recommending bamboo as an alternative to hardwood floors.
Bamboo flooring has been used for centuries in Asia because of its beauty, hardness, durability and environmental friendliness. No longer limited to a few colors, todays bamboo floors are brimming with colors and textures.
Recognized as the fastest-growing plant on earth, bamboo offers 25 times the yield of hardwood, yet is much more sustainable and renewable. Bamboo can be harvested without killing the plant and replenished with virtually no impact to the environment. Bamboo is such a hardy plant that it requires no pestisides or fertilizers. Properly harvested, bamboo is harder than red oak and Borth American Maple.
Which Color Bamboo Floor Is Right For You....
There are two primary colors of bamboo flooring to choose from; Natural Blonde, which reflects bamboos true color, along with its beautiful grain, growth patterns and joints or Smoked/carbonized Bamboo which is a darker, amber tone, this dark, rich color is achieved by a smoking process. When bamboo is carbonized, it takes on a darker, caramel or amber tone throughout.
Bamboo flooring is manufactured in both a horizontal-grain with the characteristic nodes visible or in a vertical grain which produces an even coloring and grain.The final product is also available in door and window moldings, parquet flooring strips, wall panels and stairway treads.
The Benefits Of Bamboo Flooring Are:
- Same design appeal as hardwood flooring
- Harder than Oak and Rock Maple
- Environmentally friendly
- Installation - same as hardwood floors.
Caring For Your Bamboo Floors....
Caring for bamboo floors is easy - bamboo requires you to run a mop or vacuum over it twice a week and maybe use a little mild detergent & non abrasive cleaners. To clean up a spill just use a damp cloth, and wipe the surface dry.