Bamboo Flooring – The Benefits
The popularity of Bamboo flooring is growing world wide because of its attractive appearance, environmental friendliness and affordable price. We offer here, a few ideas on why you should consider Bamboo flooring when seeking a new floor for your house and some installation pointers.
Bamboo is a naturally occurring type of woody perennial evergreen plant in the true grass family, consisting of about 1,000 species. They occur from Northeast Asia, throughout East Asia West to the Himalayas, and South to Northern Australia. They also occur in sub-Saharan Africa, and in the Americas from the Southeast of the USA to Chile. Most, however are exported from South-East Asia where it is treated against insects and to increase its strength and durability.
Bamboo is a renewable resource since it regenerates itself after it has been harvested and reaches maturity in about 4 – 5 years. Some can grow to 130ft tall and a foot in diameter, some can grow as much as a foot per day. This makes it preferable to regular trees which take many, many years to reach a useful size.
Be in Style with Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo flooring comes in lots of colors, but some of the most popular choices are those which duplicate the warmth and look of wood. It gives the appearance of something far more expensive but, because it is so available and regrows so quickly, it has become a very affordable and easy to maintain alternative. You should be able to get an excellent warranty with your Bamboo flooring, somewhere in the order of 15 to 20 years. Like so many things, you get what you pay for, higher quality costs more, so if you want to get a floor that lasts then look for the best deals on quality Bamboo flooring.
An investment in quality flooring for your home, means that you are increasing the value of your home and, importantly, reducing the possibility of having to spend even more money in repairs and maintenance in the years to come. It is false economy to choose a cheap product and to have to replace it in a few years. So spending some time in choosing the best Bamboo flooring that your budget will allow will give you peace of mind. Starting your search online is probably one of the best ways to begin but be aware of any freight or shipping costs that you may incur, plus the fact that you are not able to actually see the flooring that you are buying until it arrives at your door. Bamboo flooring is going to be the flooring of the future because of its looks, reasonable cost and of course its environmentally friendliness, which will help our future generations to live cleanly and safely.