Bamboo Flooring

There are two reasons that consumers decide upon bamboo flooring: It is an environmentally friendly choice and the better quality bamboos are extremely durable.
With growing consumer environmental knowledge, interest in bamboo flooring, building materials and furnishings has soared. Being an attractive and sturdy alternative to hardwood flooring, bamboo is an attractive choice. Bamboo is a well-regarded environmental alternative to timber flooring and the best quality bamboo is harder, stronger and more stable than many hardwoods. Finally, its unique, lovely appearance has been accepted and praised by interior designers, architects and consumers.

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What is Bamboo?

Bamboo is a kind of grass with a hard, woody, hollow stalk. It is an extremely hard material. It is very fast-growing and is recognized as one of the greatest renewable resources on the earth. China is one of the few nations in the world rich in bamboo resources and is the biggest manufacturer of bamboo products in the world. Bamboo use within China goes back over 4,000 years. The durability, flexibility and ecological advantages of bamboo products is what has made the wood quite popular.

Bamboo’s Environmental Advantage

Bamboo’s environmental advantages arise mostly from its capacity to develop and distribute rapidly with no need for fertilizers, pesticides or much water, reaching adulthood after 4 to 6 years (compared to 10-20 years for wood). Bamboo has an extremely extensive and vigorous rooting system. It is extremely fast-growing and will yields 20 times more timber than trees, given the same square area for growth.

Bamboo Flooring Is Harder Than Maple And Oak, And Will Not Shrink, Swell Or Curve

Bamboo is denser and stronger than many hardwoods. For example, strand woven bamboo has been shown by Janka ratings to be 13% harder than maple and 27% harder than northern red oak. (A Janka rating is a hardness test. The test measures the force required to drive a .444 inch steel ball into wood. The test is an excellent indicator or resistance to denting, as well as hardness for nailing and drilling. Woven Bamboo scores higher than Maple and Oak. Pine and Fir are the softest woods, and score lowest on the test.)

Bamboo is Classically Contemporary

Bamboo floors are available in many different styles each with a variety of contemporary hues. From ultra blonde Sand to the rich tones of Moroccan Coffee you will be sure to find a shade that goes well with your furnishings. Bamboo flooring is also available in durable satin or gloss finishes.

You may be interested in some of our other wood floors offerings: Ash Flooring, Birch Flooring, Maple Flooring, Beech Flooring, American Cherry Flooring, Hickory Flooring, American Walnut Flooring

Call woodfloorsbyjbw.com at your favorite location in Toronto, Montreal or Hartford (USA) to find out more about Bamboo Flooring