Bamboo flooring can give you the natural beauty of hardwood floors in your home without you having to feel that your choice in home improvements is having a damaging affect on the environment. As one of nature's greatest gifts to mankind, bamboo has been used in many useful ways since the beginning of time. It's highly appreciated by many people. Bamboo is available in only 2 shades (over 50 colors are available). Bamboo is naturally golden blonde in color; but all have a unique and distinct pattern when made into flooring.
Bamboo flooring has grown in popularity because it's better for the environment, is extremely durable, and looks great in homes. It can' be used in high traffic places. And while new to America, has been used for centuries. Its popularity in America, however, has been growing at a tremendous rate for the past decade.
It can also range in hardness and colors. Unlike wood, which is tinted or dyed, bamboo is treated with heat to obtain darker colors. Bamboo flooring is similar to oak in dent resistance and dimensional stability. It immediately draws attention and recognition to a room, giving it character and style. With its hard wearing properties, environmental benefits and natural beauty, bamboo flooring is the flooring of choice for generations to come.
Naturally self-generating, bamboo grows to maturity within five years and is regarded as the strongest wood on plant earth. With forest resources under continued environmental pressure, Bamboo Flooring is a natural selection for your next building project. Natural types tend to show dirt and heel marks due to the yellowish color. Cleaning and care should always be considered.
Manufactured bamboo floors are typically made available in planks with either vertical- or horizontal-grain orientation.
Bamboo also rivals the strength of steel. The location where Bamboo is grown has great significance. Bamboo flooring can be as soft as pine and harder than maple depending on the species of bamboo used and when it was harvested. Bamboo flooring is extremely hard and is stronger than many hardwoods. Some species have been rated higher than maple and almost double that of the red oak.
It is one of the hardest, natural materials available for hardwood flooring and is an excellent alternative to tree wood. Because it is a rapid growing grass and not wood, it can be harvested every 3-5 years, unlike 15-25 years for most tree wood. This flooring is fully sand able and repairable when it is necessary.
Any Bamboo Flooring Company supplies a wide range of it, including natural horizontal, natural vertical, carbonized horizontal and carbonized vertical. Bamboo is designed and manufactured in 3 configurations; flat pressed (horizontal), side pressed (vertical), and Woven Strand.
By Christopher DiCicco