Bamboo flooring is a great, eco-friendly choice for anyone who loves the rainforest but has a soft spot for hardwood floors too. Here are five things you should know about bamboo floors:
- Environmentally Friendly
Bamboo flooring is about as ‘green’ as it gets. Bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource that, when cut down for flooring, won’t take decades to replenish itself. The rapid growth of bamboo plants means that the environmental impact of making bamboo flooring is kept considerably lower than other flooring materials.
- Price Point
While it’s certainly possible to may a lot of higher-end bamboo floors, it’s by no means necessary. While it will be more expensive than carpeting, its price is by no means overblown when compared to other hardwood.
Speaking of looks, even cheap bamboo can add a subtle touch of class to any home. Bamboo is available in a variety of shades and grains, meaning that you should be able to match your floors to your existing style without much trouble.
Bamboo flooring usually carries a 25-year guarantee once it’s installed. It can handle high-traffic areas with ease and is even slightly more resistant to water damage and staining. Bamboo is a highly adaptable material and can be installed in many different climates.
- Easy Install
If done by professionals, bamboo can be installed in just a few hours in most homes.