Thinking of getting new flooring and not sure which direction to go in? Why not try something different and install bamboo!
Bamboo flooring is becoming an increasingly popular choice thanks to its many positive qualities. From architects to homeowners and contractors, more and more of us are choosing this type of flooring. Here are some of the reasons why:
Nowadays a product being sustainable is important to many consumers; we see it in the cars we drive and the food we buy. Bamboo is an eco-friendly choice that's incredibly sustainable. It grows quickly in comparison to other woods, and when being farmed the root remains so it doesn't need replanting.
Sometimes when we opt for eco-friendly choices the price gets hiked up â€“ luckily that's not the case with bamboo. The great thing about bamboo is you're still getting a natural and aesthetically pleasing, luxurious product, but unlike traditional hardwoods you don't have to pay through the nose for it.
It may surprise you to know that bamboo flooring offer a variety of different styles and shades. From light and airy pale tones to modern stone greys, you can easily find something to suit your dÃ©cor. The way it's constructed also makes a difference to the overall aesthetic (vertical, horizontal, woven etc.) as does the finish you choose.
Even though bamboo is technically a grass it still holds an admirable amount of strength â€“ in fact it's twice as hard as oak! This makes it a great option for high traffic areas in both domestic and commercial buildings.
Another great advantage bamboo offers is its dimensional stability. This means it can readily cope with alterations in both temperature and humidity. This makes it a viable choice for rooms with under floor heating, bathrooms, conservatories, basements etc.
The final perk of bamboo is the relative ease it offers. It's super easy to install (you can even have it as a floating floor) and it doesn't require a huge amount of maintenance in comparison to other wooden flooring.