Unique looks and extreme strength with bamboo
For a unique take on wood flooring, be sure to check out bamboo flooring. Bamboo is noted for its appearance, strength, and earth-friendliness.
Bamboo floors have distinct patterns of dark bands and nodules that distinguish them from hardwood floors. This appearance is simple and natural, yet is also remains sophisticated. It’s perfect for elegant designs that tend to be more traditional, but it also can fit in more casual designs.
Although bamboo’s appearance is more noteworthy, its strength remains an important consideration. Bamboo flooring has an extremely hard surface, so its dents less on impact than most hardwoods. As a result, bamboo is better suited for heavy foot traffic. At the same time, bamboo is more dimensionally-stable than hardwood, so it can tolerate high temperatures and humidity. In fact, bamboo floors typically contract and expand 50% less than hardwood floors. Nonetheless, bamboo, like hardwood, is not ideal for damp areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Why is bamboo more eco-friendly than hardwood? Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants, so it usually has about 25x the yield of hardwood. Also, harvesting bamboo does not completely eliminate the plant, so there is not a significant impact on the environment.
To learn more about bamboo flooring, visit Franeys Carpet One in Visalia, CA. We carry floors from Teragren, one of the leading bamboo manufacturers in the industry. Our flooring experts will help you choose the perfect bamboo floor, so stop by today!