Bamboo flooring is one of the newest flooring materials in the market. It can provide the same timeless look of traditional hardwood flooring, but give the homeowner a more cost-efficient and eco-friendly benefit.
What is Bamboo?
Bamboo is a sustainable plant that grows rapidly. In the time it takes to grow one tree, over 10 bamboo stalks are created. Although it is classified as a grass, it has strong properties that resemble those of hardwood flooring. Bamboo is commonly found in Asian countries, but is becoming more prominent throughout the world.
Styles of Bamboo Flooring
Like hardwood, there are two main forms of bamboo flooring. Bamboo flooring is typically seen in both solid-bamboo planks and engineered bamboo planks. There are many three main styles of bamboo that can give your home a more personalized look.
Horizontal Bamboo – This type of flooring is created when planks are placed next to each other in a horizontal direction. They are manufactured this way before finished and cut into installation planks. This is the most recognizable layout because it mimics those of traditional hardwood.
Vertical Bamboo – Vertical bamboo flooring planks are created with the grain all facing the same way in a vertical direction. This gives the flooring a smoother uniform look.
Strand-Woven Bamboo – Strand-woven bamboo is made from the strands of stalk that are trimmed in order to create flat planks. These strands are adhered together to give a harder surface than horizontal and vertical bamboo.
Come into our showroom to get a better look at the detail and beauty of bamboo flooring. If you are ready to install bamboo flooring in your home, give us a call today. Our pros will walk you through each step of the process to ensure that you are fully informed of your home’s transportation. For all of your flooring needs, go with the pros.