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Bamboo Floors - A Healthy Choice

Aug 17, 2007
Bamboo floors are gaining popularity with each year, becoming a high quality alternative to the traditional hardwood floors. It has become a wide choice in the Southeast and west cost due to its appearance and durability.

What is bamboo?

Bamboo is a type of grass (very strong grass) that grows mainly in tropical countries found mainly in Asia and China. Bamboo stalks mature very quickly in approximately five years reaching heights of about 50 feet unlike wood which may take from 50 to100 years to mature.

Bamboo renews itself naturally and is environmentally friendly. Bamboo grows quickly from a type of grass into a material which is hard and durable. Even after harvesting bamboo grows at an impressive rate which makes it a great choice for flooring material and of course cost effective due to its quick overturn.

Bamboo variety and the techniques used to color it:

Bamboo comes in different colors like lightwood, honey, dark wood and amber. All colors have great success on the market being able to adapt to almost any interior and design. The techniques used to bring out different colors in bamboo flooring are carbonization and pressure steaming.

Flooring patterns used for bamboo floors

Bamboo flooring panels can be done in many different flooring types. Patterns mostly used are vertical or flat grain which are normally nailed down or floated.

There are many advantages of having a bamboo floor. Besides the great exotic look it also offers durability, stability, environmental friendly as well as it is very cost effective.

Bamboo flooring maintenance

Bamboo flooring promise low maintenance which makes it even a greater deal. You will never need to stain or re-stain your bamboo floors ever as the coloring of the floor is determined by the amount of time it was processed.

It is suggested to consider the replacement of your bamboo flooring periodically and not installing it in places like the bathroom just like the hardwood it will warp the surface.

Conclusion

A fashionable and modern trend bamboo flooring is a must consider substitute for your hardwood flooring. With all the advantages that is has to offer the disadvantages simply are not even worth mentioning.

Cost effective easy to maintain and in style combined with durability, stability and environmentally friendly - this is what the bamboo floors offer; how can you resist?

To find the best deal for you make sure to check on line as well as real stores. There are many sites and choices available to match every house and budget.
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