Bamboo Flooring – Properties, Pros and Cons

Bamboo flooring is the most attractive flooring alternative among the others and its physical attributes resemble that of real hardwood. Bamboo has become a style statement in flooring with its durability, elegant gaze and Eco-friendly properties. Bamboo flooring is a resourceful variety as it is the fastest growing plant with rich supplies all over the world. Bamboo is the right flooring option for any room except bathroom, and kitchens.

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Bamboo Flooring Properties

  • Bamboo is considered as the strongest wood that grows within 4-5 years. It is an easily available renewable source. The wood of the bamboo is used for flooring and the remaining parts of the plant can be used for feeding live stock.
  • Unlike other flooring option which are not a choice based on climate or environmental conditions. Bamboo is Eco-friendly and gets adapted to all the climatic conditions. It is foot friendly flooring in hot summers and chill winters.
  • Bamboo flooring gives a fine finish to the flooring with its unique dark bands produced by the nodes and the elegance that it bestows to its surroundings. Its quality and style are incomparable.
  • With the splendor of its fine texture bamboo flooring could be a perfect match to any interior with large to small expanses. It is worthily less in price, easy to clean and manage.
  • It is highly resilient with dimensional stability and moisture resistant that keeps the flooring defiant to denting and marring.

Bamboo Flooring Pros

  • Bamboo flooring is easy to install. In the long run it’s quite common that any flooring loses its brightness and appears dull due fading color. For bamboo flooring, it is easy to refinish by sanding it down and applying finishing coats to give a bright new look.
  • Bamboo flooring can be installed over any kind of sub–floors. It can be nailed, glued or used to float on the existing floors. When compared to hardwood flooring, bamboo comes with in affordable price.

Bamboo Flooring Cons

  • There is no arbitrary system to grade the quality of bamboo, like most of the other flooring have grading system based on durability, properties and quality.
  • During manufacturing of bamboo planks for flooring adhesives are used to put them together after slicing and shredding. These adhesives may release VOCs into the air although the extent of usage may differ from one material to other. 
  • Bamboo flooring is a natural material made of organics and even though is moisture resistant; there is chances growth of molds under extreme moisture conditions. Bamboo flooring is not resistant to natural disasters such as earth quakes and floods.
Bamboo Flooring – Properties, Pros and Cons was last modified: June 24th, 2013 by Jason Valasek

26 thoughts on “Bamboo Flooring – Properties, Pros and Cons

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  6. Jim Striegel

    I think the pros far out weigh the cons in an area like Texas where there’s not a lot of moisture. Great article! I would like to share it on my blog if that’s okay?

    1. Jason Valasek Post author

      Hi Jim,

      Yes you can share this post on your blog. But please give a link back to here, you don’t want duplicate content on your blog right? Have a great day and thanks for commenting. – Jason

  7. Christy Garrett

    Interesting. We have considered putting hardwood floors down in our house when it comes time to replace the tile and carpet. I like the look of the bambo floors but I would want a more durable wood if I plan to put it in the kitchen.

  8. Tina

    Welcome back! You know I missed you!! I love the bamboo. I’m saving my quarters to be able to replace the carpeting in my home and I can hardly wait to be able to contact you!

  9. Julie Wilson

    When I build my dream house in 8 months, I will have bamboo flooring through out my house. They are absolutely beautiful and the look so elegant. Thank you for sharing

  10. Loretta

    LOVE this floor! I wish I knew of someone I could trust to put quality bamboo flooring in my home in Huntington Beach! I wish I could find bamboo flooring without VOC’s.

  11. Marilyn

    I love the look of that bamboo flooring. It does look very smooth and sleek and if I had my way it would be a floor choice for me.

  12. Meli

    Thanks for the great information about bamboo flooring. Perhaps they also have a process that doesn’t use VOC’s.

  13. Don Purdum

    I love the way bamboo flooring looks. Maybe I was misinformed but I was told it’s a soft wood for flooring. I was looking into it a few years ago and decided against it for that reason.

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