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