Bamboo Flooring – What Is It?
Bamboo is a kind of grass – not a tree – with the strength to be able to withstand fluctuations in temperature, moisture and humidity. Because of this, bamboo is perfect for a kitchen setting and won’t be damaged, if taken care of.
Bamboo flooring is extremely versatile in that it can be installed in almost any room of your home!
In short, basically anywhere!
Below is a list of all the spaces you can use bamboo flooring:
- Living Spaces
- Dining Rooms
- Home offices or studies
- Playrooms and children’s rooms
- In commercial properties (bamboo flooring has the strength and stability to deal with a large amount of footfall)
However, much like timber and oak flooring, they are not big fans of water. Using bamboo flooring in any wet areas such as bathrooms or laundries is a no go. As bamboo isn’t waterproof, excess water left on the surface could lead to serious water damage.
Bamboo is a perfect choice for those who are looking for sustainable and environmentally conscious materials for their home. Unlike wood, bamboo is a rapidly renewable source and matures anywhere between three to six years (rather than 20-60). When bamboo is harvested, it doesn’t die. The shoots are cut and the roots are left intact to ensure new shoots are able to grow.
Bamboo flooring is recyclable and biodegradable material has a very low impact on the environment. It’s the perfect choice for your kitchen!
Compared to mid-to-high grade timber, bamboo flooring is extremely affordable and an excellent alternative!
Contact us today for a quote.
Maintenance and Repair
Bamboo Flooring is relatively easy to maintain with a sweep or vacuum on a regular basis, ensuring any water or spills are wiped away as soon as possible. There is also bamboo floor cleaner available for use to clean your new flooring!
Tip: Don’t have bamboo flooring cleaner?
Simply mix ¼ cup of white vinegar into 1L of water & use a very damp or rag to apply. Viola!
As time goes on, your bamboo flooring may become discoloured (from sunlight), scratched or blemished. The surface can actually be sanded down and sealed again. Engineered bamboo, unfortunately, cannot be refinished.
Pet claws can be problematic, especially if you have a large, energetic dog. Prevention is key here. We suggest regularly trimming your pet’s nails will help keep your bamboo flooring looking good. We also suggest equipping all furniture legs with felt protective pads and that you don’t wear high heels on the flooring (or timber flooring for that matter!).
The kitchen can be a place of fluctuating temperatures and humidity. Bamboo flooring can swell and buckle from the moisture in the air. It is encouraged to prevent direct light shining on the flooring to prevent damage or discolouration.
If you follow these suggestions, your flooring will stay in excellent condition for years to come.
Bamboo flooring doesn’t only come in the traditional natural bamboo colour. It is available in many colours, including Walnut. See below for our complete range of bamboo flooring colours.
What’s not to love?!
Add value to your home and consider bamboo flooring instead of traditional timber or oak for a cost effective, sustainable, and durable alternative.
Come and visit one of our showrooms to see colour options or simply give us a call.
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