By Doug Watson
Bamboo flooring has increased in popularity in recent years because it is an environmentally sound and durable alternative to hardwood. Bamboo is actually a type of grass that is sustainably grown all over Southeast Asia, and China. It is a high quality alternative to expensive traditional hardwood floors.
Professional in flooring always look for durable, attractive, affordable material to recommend to clients. They know that consumers will want high-quality flooring which looks nice and will hold up to everyday lifestyles. Bamboo Flooring is suitable and will make a fine choice.
Bamboo stalks mature in only three to five years and can grow up to 50 ft. Since bamboo renews itself naturally it is an environmentally friendly alternative to harvesting trees that can take from 50 to 100 years to mature. Even though it is a grass, bamboo grows into a material that is very hard and durable. In addition, bamboo can grow in areas with relatively poor soil, where other crops are impractical. Even after harvesting bamboo will continue to grow vigorously, making it one of the fastest growing plants in the world.
Bamboo flooring is a great way of adding value to your home since it is just as hard, durable, and attractive as traditional hardwood floors. Bamboo Floors not only look attractive and stylish, they are also very practical. And because they are environmentally friendly, they are becoming more popular and easier to find.
Both bamboo and hardwood flooring share common colors like honey, light and dark wood, as well as amber. The darker colors are created with pressure steaming and carbonization techniques to reach the same effect as hardwood. They can be arranged in flat grain or vertical patterns as well.
Installation may be accomplished by gluing, floating or ‘secret nailing’. It can be glued tongue to groove (floating) or glued directly to the subfloor. Shooting nails at a 45 degree angle through the tongue into the subfloor can be done using a secret nail gun. Because the tongue and nail heads are covered by the next board this is called secret nailing. Available through online flooring vendors, you can purchase unfinished and finished bamboo flooring.
A homeowner who is looking for new flooring should definitely consider bamboo. It is a cheaper alternative to traditional hardwood flooring. It is also durable and easy to maintain. Bamboo floors will give your house a warm and comfortable feeling while also making your house look timeless. They are reasonably priced, environmentally friendly and add value to your home.
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