Bamboo Flooring Durability
Why Is Bamboo For Me?
With a warm and inviting look, a bamboo floor makes a great addition to any house. The great durability and ruggedness of the material makes it a perfect choice for high traffic homes such as those with very active pets or even children. Strand woven bamboo is one of the most stable woods suitable for wood floors Bamboo is also very eco-friendly. It can be planted, grown, and harvested with little to no impact on the environment around it. Due to its rapid growth process, bamboo is much more eco-friendly than the other slower growing hard woods.
Some of the other benefits of a Bamboo Floor include:
Easy to clean
Can be sanded and refinished just like other hardwood floors
Coordinates easily with any room decor
Excellent for commercial use or high traffic areas
Environmentally safe & friendly
Minimal shrinkage / minimal expansion
Less sanding and refinishing than most other hardwood floorsSo Why Does Bamboo Hold Up So Well?
Bamboo is a naturally durable wood. This combined with the process of lamination that it goes through to produce the end result planks creates a product that is extremely resistant to damage.
TIP: One thing to consider when choosing your floor is whether to choose standard bamboo or strand woven bamboo. While both are quite beautiful, strand woven bamboo planks are actually made from strips of bamboo that have been compressed and bonded together. While this leads to a tougher product than even regular bamboo flooring, it can sometimes be limited on color choices depending on which supplier you decide to use.
But What If?
One thing that most people worry about with wood floors in general is “what if I spill something on it?” Never fear, unlike most hardwood floors, as long as it does not sit for a long period of time, spills will not affect a bamboo floor like it does a standard wood floor. Also, clean up is a snap! Just a simple dry mop and a little bit of vinegar water will have it looking good as new. If the unimaginable happens and you have *queue the dramatic music* a scratch No worries! Bamboo is very easy to sand and lay down a little finish. Ta dah! Good as new and no expensive replacing or other such headache.
Tip: It is possible that over time the finish on your floor may fade. To be able to keep the color change as even as possible you should try changing your furniture around from time to time. This will allow the entire floor to get equal amounts of wear. Some manufacturers are selling bamboo floors that are said to resist fading. This would be a definite option to keep in mind!
No matter what the reason for choosing your new strand woven bamboo flooring, you will be able to enjoy it for years to come. With an unmatched durability you will be pleased with your beautiful new bamboo floor.