When choosing hardwood flooring for your home, there is no shortage of species for you to choose from. From ash to white oak, there are plenty of options for your home. But one of the most popular options for your floor is actually not a wood floor at all: bamboo. Bamboo is actually a type of grass that is glued together to make you hardwood flooring. So why should you choose this grass for your hardwood floor? Let’s take a look at the benefits of bamboo flooring.
Bamboo is Renewable
Bamboo is one of the most renewable types of material in the industry. This natural material is ecologically conscious because it is made from natural vegetation. Unlike other hardwood, bamboo plants grow to maturity in as little as three to five years and they are ready to harvest.
Like most hardwood flooring, bamboo flooring is easily maintained. With the occasional vacuuming, sweeping, and damp mopping, you will be able to remove small particle debris and have your floors back to perfect condition. Bamboo flooring is great for busy households where time is limited and cleaning every day is not an option.
Bamboo flooring is slightly more water resistant than other natural floors. While stains, warping, and water damage are still a concern, this flooring will not soak up water as quickly as other materials, giving you time to clean up the spills.
Bamboo Flooring is Durable
Bamboo is very versatile and comes in many different subspecies. There are certain types of bamboo that are extremely strong, hard, and durable. Natural, un-carbonized bamboo that was properly harvested and manufactured can be as strong as red oak. Strand woven bamboo, when manufactured properly, can be even harder.
Refinishing Bamboo Flooring
As with most hardwood flooring, bamboo may become discolored, scratched, or marred overtime. Luckily, this material can be refinished, sanded down, and reapplied with a finishing coat for a brand new look.
Bamboo flooring will give your home the unique look it deserves. For more information on installing this beautiful, renewable flooring in your home, call JKE Hardwood Flooring today!
Bamboo Flooring with John K. Eareckson & Co!
When you work with John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring, we will ensure your hardwood floors fight fading for decades to come. From a seamless and beautiful installation to years of maintenance, John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring has the expertise to care for your home’s hardwood floors. For a consultation and more information visit us online or give us a call at 410-788-4200. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.