Advantages of Bamboo Flooring

Mark Bryson - Friday, August 05, 2016

Stunning and warm are the words that come to my mind when visualizing a Bamboo floor.

Bamboo has so much to offer it’s easy to clean, comes in many different colours and cost effective in comparison to other timber flooring. Bamboo is very easy to install and is harder than most timber flooring alternatives. Bamboo is less likely to split and warp in comparison to other timber flooring options.

A major advantage with Bamboo is it comes fully finished without the need to polish saving time and cost.

Bamboo has amazing environmental benefits primarily from its ability to grow so quickly without the need for fertilizers, pesticides with very little water, Bamboo matures after six to seven years in comparison to 20 -30 years for hardwood species. Bamboo has a prolific rooting system, from which new bamboo grows after harvesting. Bamboo grows at such a pace it produces more timber on the same land by 20 fold. 

Bamboo is a woody perennial grass from the Poaceae family, which is a large family with over 10,000 species. The size of bamboo varies from small annuals to giant timber bamboo. Bamboo is the fastest-growing woody plant in the world. It can grow up to 122 cm a day or 5.0 cm an hour.

Bamboo flooring is superior in hardness which offers far less maintenance and damage often caused by household items. Bamboo flooring is a natural renewable resource unlike other hardwood timber flooring where trees are cut down and never grow back, bamboo will sprout and grow back in no time at all.

Bamboo flooring due to its density provides a quiet floor to walk and live on. Floating floors are noisy to walk on but not bamboo flooring, you'll be amazed with the quietness. Bamboo flooring helps insulate your home through summer and winter, unlike other types of flooring such as laminate, engineered timber flooring, vinyl or tiles.

Bamboo it is considered one of the best renewable resources on the planet.

Ask Berstan Homes today about their stunning Bamboo flooring options.