Bamboo Flooring Installation
Did you know that bamboo isn’t a wood at all? It’s actually a grass, and one of the fastest-growing plants in the entire world! When you’re looking into bamboo flooring installation, the most important thing to know is that there are different types of bamboo floors. Some are as close to natural as you can get and showcase the interesting graining you can see in the uncut plant. Some are cut horizontally and others are cut vertically – and each type of cut has a different look. Strand woven bamboo flooring is probably the most durable type. Which type of bamboo flooring you choose will depend on where you’re putting down floors and what type of look you’re going for.
What Does Bamboo Flooring Look Like?
Installing bamboo flooring is still relatively inexpensive, but the end result is a floor that looks chic, high-end, and exotic. It comes in a variety of styles and colors – all of which have the same feel and durability as traditional Brazilian hardwood flooring while looking very different. Plants come in both flat and vertical grain styles, but both have the distinctive decorative knuckles that make bamboo flooring so visually interesting. While trendy, bamboo floors are becoming increasingly common so you should have no trouble finding bamboo flooring you love.
Are Floors Durable After Installing Bamboo Flooring?
The density of bamboo is actually superior to many other flooring types, and since it can be stained to replicate mahogany, teak, and other more expensive wood flooring, bamboo flooring installation is a great way to get a durable floor at a great price. Natural, non-carbonized bamboo flooring can be as durable as red oak and strand woven bamboo is even harder. And all bamboo flooring is slightly more resistant to stains, warping, and water damage than most hardwood flooring. Even better, installed bamboo flooring is very easy to maintain.
Other Benefits of Installing Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo is an eco-friendly flooring choice because the plant itself regenerates entirely every four years. That means bamboo is a highly renewable resource. Compare bamboo to hardwood trees, which can take more than twenty years to reach maturity.