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How To Make Bamboo Flooring Your Next Renovation Choice!

Aug 17, 2007
Does bamboo flooring have a future or is it just a passing fad which will capture the imagination of consumers for a short period and then fade away into oblivion? Well, indications are bamboo flooring isn't just becoming popular but it's on the verge of a substantial growth curve over the next decade as people realise it's many benefits.

Still relatively new to the flooring market, bamboo is positioned to cause a revolution in building products because of it's safe and beneficial environmental aspects. Society has gradually begun to think green in recent years; is it because of well placed propanganda or is it because people are finally starting to realise that our planet is disintergrating under the constant abuse of it's resources and both aerial and grouind pollutants.

Bamboo Flooring's Market Share

As far as it's impact on the flooring market is concerned, bamboo is still a minnow; currently, it's share of the flooring industry is well under 5% but indications are this figure is set to explode during the next 20 years.

Apart from it's significant environmental qualities, bamboo offers customers a touch of elegance and a uniqueness which is hard to find in other flooring products. It's undoubted durability and toughness make it a fierce and worthy competitor to some of the strongest and best known hardwood products on the market today, plus it's appeal to consumers price wise adds further "brownie points" to it's appeal factor.

The Preparation Aspect

Bamboo is prepared in such a way before it's made available to the buying public so it's qualities are never diminished.

Derived from the stalk of the plant, bamboo flooring is built from bamboo strips and undergoes a rigorous preparation once it is harvested. For example, processing involves boiling the strips in a special preparation which acts to not only get rid of any insects or bugs which may still be in the plant but it also eliminates impurities which may produce an unsightly look.

Moisture is then reduced to a minimal level and further treatment follows before it's final treatment application. The end product is then ready for the market.

Be A Prudent Shopper!

You might be sold on bamboo flooring up to this point but the same rules of due diligence apply when shopping for it. while seeing the product first hand is always best, the internet has opened up the customerr to more consumer choice. However, the usual double checking should take place if you are shopping online such as being satisfied you are dealing with a reputable online supplier. Always check to see if the supplier is contactable by phone, not just email.

When you are satisfied everything is above board ask for samples. Here's a tip... really be specific about the color you want. Often with bamboo flooring, what you see in an image online will not be what eventually arrives on your door step. The warranty is doubly important. Bamboo flooring is promoted as being tough and durable, yet easy on the eye. You should be seeking a minimum 20 year warranty with lifetime warranties not uncommon. One more thing, be specific about shipping costs and if you need to pay, always ask how much!

Bamboo flooring is making a noise in the home improvement world and will continue to spread it's roots throughout the building industry. It's simply a naturally pleasing product.
About the Author
Dean Caporella is a professional broadcaster. Read this guide before installing bamboo flooring. It could be like money in the bank! Plus get the latest bamboo news and reviews at:http://www.bamboogalore.com
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