There are so many options out there when it comes to choosing the right flooring for your home. This is an important investment, it pays to do your homework!
It is easy to see why Bamboo has grown in popularity. Bamboo is beautiful and durable, it is also grown and harvested in an environmentally friendly manner ,which we love !
1. It Is Durable!
Bamboo withstands compression better than concrete and has a tensile strength greater than steel! It is also more resistant to moisture than Hardwood. A great option for high traffic areas.
2. It Is Eco-Friendly!
Although stronger than many trees, bamboo is actually a grass. It is a rapidly renewable resource and the fastest growing plant in the world! Bamboo’s rapid growth allows frequent harvesting without causing damage to the ecosystem of bamboo forests. On average, bamboo can grow up to about 24 inches in a single day!
Neat Fact! Bamboo can be harvested without the need to replant, this is because the root system remains intact when the rest of the plant is harvested!
3. It Is Easy To Install!
While there are a handful of ways to install bamboo flooring, one popular option is the great “floating floor,” no adhesive needed. This is a great option for the average do-it-yourself-er. As always, it is best to speak to a professional to find out which installation method is best for you.
4.It Is Easy To Maintain!
Bamboo has a better resiliency than softer floors like pine. A bamboo floor, despite its rapid growth, proves to be extremely strong while withstanding the elements in high traffic areas.
Here are a few tips!
- Vacuum or sweep floor regularly. Remove spills promptly.
- Do not wet mop, a slightly damp mop is acceptable. (Your flooring dealer can recommend the best cleaning solution for your bamboo).
- Use curtains or blinds to limit direct sunlight on your floor. Sunlight will cause naturally light colors to darken, and dark colors to lighten due to the UV rays.
- It is recommended to maintain indoor humidity levels between 35% and 55% year-round, regardless of outside conditions.
5. It looks Amazing!
Bamboo floors add a warm and welcoming feeling to just about any space. Lots of colour options are available, so you can find the best fit for your home. Bamboo has a classic look, it is not a trend, making it a timeless addition to your home. You can feel confident that your bamboo flooring will look great for many years to come!