Bamboo Floors

Bamboo Flooring and Benefits

Bamboo has recently become the hottest trend in flooring, The reason for the polularity surge are many, but they can be divided into three basic categories: aesthetics, properties and environmental benefits.

The Aesthetics

Because bamboo is a grass rather than a tree , its finished appearance is very distinctive. Most distinctive is the eye-catching pattern of slightly darker bands produces by its nodes – a feature that clearly sets it apart from wood.

The properties

This hollow grass-family plant is actually stronger than most hardwoods. Besides its hardness, quality bamboo is also very resilient and can take a greater impact than most hardwoods without denting. Bamboo flooring is suitable for use in areas like bathrooms and kitchens where hardwood flooring is usually not recommended. Of course, being resistive to moisture means bamboo will also be resistive to spills and thus resistive to stains – certainly a desirable feature for any elegant floor.

The Environmental Benefits

In an age of ever-growing concerns over depletion of natural resources, especially of hardwood forests, the trend toward bamboo flooring could not be timelier. Bamboo is extremely fast-growing compared to hardwood. On average , bamboo is capable of reaching maturity, at heights well over 15 meter, and is ready to harvest in five years.


The Summary


Strong and Resilient

Dimensionally Stable

Moisture and Stain Resistant


It is also less expensive than many hardwoods and can be purchased for nailed down, stapled down, glued down and floated installation. With so many positive attributes, its no wonder that Bamboo has become the hottest trend in flooring.