Bamboo flooring can give you the natural beauty of wood in your home without you having to feel that your choice in home improvements is having a damaging affect on the environment. As one of natures greatest gifts to mankind, bamboo has been used in many useful ways since the beginning of time. In modern times it has become the wood of choice for making both decorative and practical items that are aesthetically pleasing as well as environmentally friendly.
With high sustainability and environmentally sound origins, bamboo floor coverings have become the ideal choice for those looking to adorn their homes or workplaces with the beauty of a hardwood floor or laminate flooring whilst in keeping with increasing environmental issues. Because of this, consumers are increasingly choosing to install a bamboo floor in place of a traditional hardwood one.
Bamboo Floors - Walk The Plank... In Style
Just mention "bamboo floors" and many people will imagine strips of uneven cane or round poles which would seem difficult or uncomfortable to walk on if used as a floor. The fact is, this relatively new type of flooring is as flat as any other hardwood or laminate floor as we know it. With the help of recent technological advances, manufacturers are now turning bamboo stalks into high quality ultra smooth flooring on a grand scale in order to meet the fast growing demand for this exceptionally stylish floor covering.
Just like some other wooden floors, the processed and machined cane comes in short laminated strips, planks or tiles, therefore installation is conducted in much the same way to any other similar type of flooring. It should also be said that, being tough and durable, it will also last many years if both properly installed and cared for. See our section on Bamboo Flooring Care for some tips.
You Are Never Short of Flooring Options With Bamboo
Floor retailers have been quick to catch on to this consumer lean towards greener products and many now offer a comprehensive range of quality bamboo floors in various styles and colors. This makes it easy to color coordinate your floor with the color theme in your house or office.
Some of the larger suppliers offer the convenience of online ordering, usually with substantial savings over the bricks and mortar stores that have higher overheads. Buyers are able to check out prices via the internet, order samples and then purchase their floor and arrange delivery without having to leave home to do so.
There are other benefits too, a natural bamboo floor is sure to increase the value of your property. Furthermore, its beauty is long lasting and will certainly be something for you, your family and visitors to enjoy and admire for many years to come.