Bamboo flooring overview

Bamboo Flooring is one of the most widely used type of flooring in the market today. One of the things that make this type of flooring stand out is its environmental friendly characteristic. As compared to hardwood floor which are harvested from trees that take about 30 years or more to mature, bamboo floors are derived from grass which can be harvested every 5 to 7 years. 

 

That is why it is considered to be renewable and sustainable option. To help you know if this type of flooring is what you need at home, here are some important information to take note of.

Colors of Bamboo Flooring

Another thing that you may like about bamboo flooring is that it comes in a wide array of colors. The natural bamboo topped with clear finish features a light blonde color and is flexible enough to match different types of décor at home. On the other hand, carbonized bamboo features darker and more intense hues. They also have stained bamboo which you can customize based on the looks and interiors of your home. The latest bamboo flooring color is the direct print bamboo which resembles the appearance of different types of wood including maple, cherry and oak.


Types of Bamboo Flooring

There are three main choices when it comes to the grain types of bamboo and these are vertical, horizontal and strand woven. With horizontal bamboo flooring, the bamboo planks arte placed alongside each other to create a horizontal direction. This type of bamboo flooring shows the random growth rings and knuckles of the bamboo stalk. On the other hand, the planks of vertical bamboo is placed in a vertical direction to create a uniformed and smooth look. Last but not the least, strand woven bamboo are bamboo planks that are created using the remaining bamboo stalk strands. This is a lot harder and more durable than all the other types.


Pre-Finished Vs Unfinished Bamboo Flooring

Both pre finished and unfinished bamboo flooring have their own advantages and disadvantages. When it comes to convenience, nothing beats the use of a pre finished flooring. This type of flooring is a lot less messy and a lot more affordable to install. Additionally, the process of installing a prefinished bamboo flooring will result to a more durable finish. On the other hand, unfinished bamboo flooring will be perfect if your just wish to install wooden flooring in the extension of your home. This is the best choice if you want to get the best possible match to an existing floor.


Added Information


Bamboo flooring is considered to be harder than hardwood, making it more durable and equally beautiful. Because of this characteristic, it is recommended to be used in high traffic areas. However, it is not moisture resistant so exposure to moisture may cause it to swell and warp. Therefore, it is not advisable to be used in bathrooms and kitchens.


Wood Floor and Beyond offers different types, colors, sizes and finishes of bamboo flooring. If you are interested in having this type of flooring, give us a call and let us help you make the right decision.

phone(212) 751 9570

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