When it comes to choosing the flooring material for your home, it can be challenging to decide on what you want. Given all the different options you have, it’s a good idea to give yourself plenty of time to do research. One trendy material that’s well worth a second look is bamboo. Bamboo is a type of grass that produces a durable flooring that is highly similar to wood. However, like hardwood flooring, it is not the best choice for areas that are excessively humid and is susceptible to scratching, but it has more than enough benefits to be worth it.
One of the most well-known benefits of bamboo flooring is that it is incredibly eco-friendly. Because bamboo is easy to grow and matures rapidly, it’s a resource that is highly renewable – yielding large quantities of product on a smaller scale. Hardwood, by contrast, can take up to four times as long to mature and requires significantly more acreage to grow.
Bamboo is a low-maintenance material. In fact, bamboo usually needs little more than an occasional sweep or vacuum to remove dirt. You can also wash with a damp mop and wood or bamboo cleaner. While it withstands moisture and water damage better than hardwood, it can still warp and crack, so be careful when wet cleaning.
Different types of bamboo, just like different types of wood, have different durability ratings. Properly harvested, natural, un-carbonized bamboo, for instance, can be just as durable as red oak. Manufactured varieties such as strand woven bamboo, can be even more durable. Plus, when it starts to show scratches and other signs of wear and tear, you can sand and refinish it to restore its original magnificent shine.
Along with being all the above benefits, bamboo flooring has a unique, beautiful appearance that has helped boost its popularity in the interior design world. While its appearance is similar to hardwood, it has its own look that helps to set it apart.
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