How Is Bamboo Flooring Used

The floor that is ultimately chosen for your home will play an integral role in the overall interior design. In fact, it is likely that the floors of any home have a major effect on the ambiance and mood established within the household area. This is one of the reasons why homeowners often have difficulty selecting a flooring type. There is also a good deal of variety, with everything from granite floors to hardwood oak floors, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. One type of flooring that is becoming quite popular is bamboo flooring, and there are many good reasons to consider using bamboo in the design of your floor.

Why you should think of using bamboo flooring

  • Bamboo flooring is quite inexpensive and highly available. A lot of bamboo is being produced and manufactured into floors and furniture in a very short amount of time, and the reason for this is that bamboo grows very fast (it is a grass, not a tree). This makes bamboo one of the most environmentally friendly options for home flooring.
  • Bamboo flooring offers a broad range of textures. Bamboo can be carbonized during processing to make it look darker and add a tinge of color that is otherwise not present in regular bamboo. However, many homeowners prefer the natural texture of bamboo and this is also an option if you want it.
  • Bamboo flooring is fairly easy to maintain and it is easy to spot any little stains that need to be removed. At the same time, it is important to take care not to scratch the surface of your bamboo flooring or stain it with substances difficult to remove, as this could impact the quality of the wood.
  • Bamboo flooring is very durable and actually harder than many types of hardwood. When it is thoroughly dried it will retain an interior moisture of around 8-10%.
  • Bamboo flooring can be used in combination with a broad range of bamboo furniture to create an oriental themed interior design. Oriental interior design is becoming very popular throughout the west and can help to establish an exotic mood and ambiance that is easy on the eyes and can help to put you in a good mood.

Where to get the best bamboo flooring

These days bamboo flooring is widely considered to be a viable alternative to hardwood floors. While it might not be as popular as oak or granite for use in home flooring, there are nonetheless many reputable manufacturers in Canada that sell bamboo flooring throughout the country. Notable manufacturers include Dansk Hardwood, K&M Silkroad, and Greenleaf Bamboo. If you put in some time to do research, it will become apparent to you that there is a lot of variation in price ranges as well as types of bamboo flooring. As such, you should be patient and consider your options before ultimately picking a manufacturer to purchase your new bamboo flooring from.

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