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What is the best type of bamboo flooring for my kitchen?

Bamboo flooring is a great choice for most rooms in your home, even a kitchen.  It is versatile, hard wearing, durable and sustainable.  There are different types of bamboo flooring, so you are best to make sure that you choose the correct type that can deal with a kitchen atmosphere.

What are the different types of bamboo flooring?

You can find two main types of bamboo flooring: solid bamboo and strand woven bamboo. 

Solid bamboo flooring is the more traditional way of making bamboo flooring.  Strips of bamboo are glued together to create a strong and stable floor covering.  Solid bamboo is a comparable strength to Oak flooring.

Strand woven bamboo flooring is made in a more innovative way.  The bamboo is shredded and woven together to create a stronger and more versatile floor covering.  Strand woven bamboo is over twice as hard as Oak flooring.

Furthermore, if you are interested in finding out more about how bamboo flooring is made, have at look at the following: How is bamboo flooring made?

White kitchen with golden bamboo floor Natural Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring in a kitchen

 

Which type of bamboo flooring is best for my kitchen?

Strand woven bamboo flooring is by far the best type of bamboo for any kitchen. Due to its robust nature, it can withstand changes in temperature, humidity and moisture, which are to be expected in a kitchen.  You will also notice that it is stronger and more durable than solid bamboo.  Therefore,  as your kitchen is likely to be used frequently, strand woven bamboo is definitely the best option for you.

Have a look at some of our different colours and styles of strand woven bamboo flooring:

Cross section of carbonised strand woven bamboo flooring

How do I look after bamboo flooring in my kitchen?

Bamboo flooring is quite easy to look after.  Firstly, a routine of sweeping and cleaning on a regular basis will keep your bamboo looking clean and fresh.  The only difference with a kitchen is that you will need to be conscious of wiping away any water spills straight away.  It can be damaging to leave water or other liquids to soak into your bamboo floor.  Similarly, if you spill any food is spilt on the floor, you should clean it away as soon as you can. This will help to prevent unwanted stains or marks appearing on the surface of the bamboo.