Bamboo floors have become more popular in recent years, due to their many similarities to hardwood flooring. On the one hand, there’s natural bamboo, light in color (almost blonde), which boasts twice the stability of red oak (America’s most popular flooring). Bamboo boards go down like wood—so if you’re comfortable nailing or gluing tongue-and-groove oak or snapping down a floating floor, you can tackle bamboo. All of our natural bamboo flooring is sustainably harvested from Chinese forests and manufactured using a waste free process so it is environmentally sound. And while the grain pattern and natural color of bamboo are both rather subtle, bamboo flooring is available in more than 50 different prestained colors ranging from soft cedar tones to bright reds and greens. SIMPLY BAMBOO has been selling bamboo flooring products worldwide for the past 18 years.
Easy maintenance of bamboo flooring allows homeowners freedom to partake in more exciting activities. Solid hardwood flooring also provides more material that can be sanded off in future refinishing steps; the hard surface layer of bamboo flooring is relatively thin and so it cannot be sanded and re-finished like solid wood. It is possible the resin from various species of bamboo (specifically with strand bamboo flooring) will interfere with electrical conductivity. While there’s over 1200 different species of bamboo, bamboo flooring is generally constructed from moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis). Bamboo has been used in flooring, furniture, and other household products and structures for thousands of years. This form results in more space between each bamboo stem; flatness and tightness is not emphasized.
Whether you are a homeowner embarking on a few simple home improvement projects or an architect designing a business office downtown, including bamboo floors in your residential or commercial environment is the most outstanding renovation you can make.
An incredibly durable, versatile, sustainable and price-competitive form of hardwood flooring, bamboo has become the floor of choice for many people building or renovating homes with an eco-friendly edge. In fact, what makes bamboo so unique and appealing as a flooring option is its sustainability. Due to the huge variability with bamboo flooring moisture readings, it’s best to obtain accurate information and correction guidelines from your flooring and moisture meter manufacturer to ensure your data is accurate. For more information about our range of bamboo flooring contact your local Andersens showroom on 1800 016 016.
While factory-finished bamboo that suffers severe damage can be mechanically stripped and refinished on-site, the job requires special sanding equipment, advanced dust filtration, and some finesse, especially with strand-woven bamboo. The manufactured bamboo flooring commonly found in North American markets is very highly processed.