If you’re an environmentally conscious homeowner who enjoys the look of hardwood floors but would like an eco-friendly material, bamboo may be your match. The use of bamboo flooring has seen a surge in popularity, and with good reason. Read on to learn more about this beautiful, environmentally friendly material from the experts at Floor Coverings International Seminole.
Bamboo may look like a solid hardwood plank, but it’s actually formed from grass. The bamboo stalk is sliced into strips and woven or laid into planks. It is then pressurized using heat and adhesive to form the finished board. Bamboo ranks quite high on the Janka hardness scale with a score of about 1380, which is stronger than red and white oak. While traditionally light-colored, you can stain bamboo flooring to match almost any décor. As it ages, it will take on a patina that only adds to its charm.
Conservationists like bamboo for its ability to replenish itself, giving bamboo flooring a “green” quality that most hardwood floors don’t have. Bamboo plants only take three to five years to reach maturity, whereas some species of hardwood can take up to 20 years. This makes it an excellent renewable resource.
Bamboo flooring, like hardwood, is susceptible to warping when exposed to moisture. Diligence in cleaning up spills and avoiding excess moisture will help prevent this from happening. It is also important to make sure the bamboo floor that you buy is of high quality. If it comes at a steal, beware. Low-quality bamboo flooring will deteriorate and you’ll have a floor that needs replacement after a few short months. Luckily, if you work with Floor Coverings International Seminole, you can rest assured that you’re getting the highest quality product.
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If you’re interested in learning more about bamboo flooring call Floor Coverings International Seminole to schedule a free in-home design consultation. Our design experts will guide you through our extensive flooring collection, and help you find the perfect fit for your home. We are proud to serve Clearwater, Seminole & Largo and the surrounding areas.
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