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The Pros of Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo is a natural surface covering material that has many of the properties of hardwood flooring. Manufactured from the bamboo plant; it comes in a variety of colours ranging from honey brown to light tan and darkens when exposed to sunlight. It shares many of the positive benefits of a hardwood floor, as well as the drawbacks and vulnerabilities.

The Benefits of Natural Bamboo Flooring

Ecologically friendly and durability: Bamboo is made from natural vegetation. The bamboo plant is a highly renewable resource that is able to grow to maturity in as little as three to five years. Properly harvested and manufactured bamboo last really long.

Easy Maintenance: It can be maintained by sweeping or vacuuming regularly to remove small particle debris. A damp mop or a clean non wax, non-alkaline, hardwood or bamboo floor cleanser can be also be used.

Water Resistant: This material is slightly more resistant to water damage, stains, and warping than hardwood materials.

Natural Material: As people are becoming more ecologically conscious, they are demanding materials and designs that focus on natural evolution reject than the modern trend.

Price: This material is priced at about the same level as most hardwood floors.

Style: Bamboo is a trendy flooring material that can elevate the elegance of a space almost instantly. It has an appearance and a feel that is similar to hardwood and yet, is still distinct and different.

Refinishing: Over time bamboo floors may become discolored, scratched, or marred. Luckily the surface of this material can be refinished, sanding it down and then re-applying the finishing coats to give it a fresh new look.

Watch out for the cons of bamboo

source: about.com

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2 Comments

  • Shola says:

    Interesting article. Nice picture.

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