Bamboo flooring can be a modern and elegant alternative to traditional hardwood floors. It has several of the same structural properties as hardwood flooring, but it is a natural surface covering material produced from a type of grass. Here are some reasons to fall in love with natural bamboo flooring and consider it for your next flooring renovation.
1.) It’s eco-friendly and sustainable
Natural bamboo flooring uses 100% bamboo stalk and environmentally safe adhesive. The bamboo plant itself is a highly renewable energy source that takes as little as three to five years to mature and regenerates naturally. The installation process leaves no environmental waste. The low-formaldehyde adhesives used also make for better indoor air quality than traditional hardwood floors.
2.) It’s durable
Natural bamboo is 27% harder than oak and 13% harder than maple. Its complex fibers do not absorb moisture as easily as wood and it is more resistant to water damage and warping. In order to make the flooring planks, the bamboo strands are pressed together and put under high pressure. Bamboo flooring can withstand heavy foot volume and movement throughout the house.
3.) It’s beautiful
There are many options for finishing natural bamboo flooring. You can get your floors finished in cherry, chestnut, chocolate, natural and tones that add warmth and versatility to your home. Overall, it has a clean, modern aesthetic that has a unique and subtle difference to hardwood flooring.
4.) It’s easy to maintain
Bamboo flooring can be cleaned by simply sweeping and vacuuming regularly to remove debris. For deeper cleaning, you can use a damp mop or clean it with non-alkaline, non-wax bamboo floor cleanser. There are no special treatments necessary. This is great for busy homeowners with hectic schedules.
5.) It’s able to be refinished
Like any surface that’s susceptible to wear and tear, bamboo floors can become dented, scratched and discolored over time. The initial installation often involves several layers of finishing coats to protect the bamboo, but it can also be sanded down to reapply the finishing coats to achieve the look of new flooring.