Horizontal bamboo flooring is one of the original styles of bamboo flooring. It is a popular eco-friendly alternative to hardwood flooring. Its strength is comparable to Oak flooring, but horizontal bamboo can be found at a fraction of the price. If you choose this type of flooring, you will not be disappointed; it can be used in most rooms in your home, is easy to look after and you are getting a natural and sustainable floor covering.
What does it look like?
Horizontal bamboo flooring has been constructed using horizontal strips of bamboo. This means that the grain pattern is more visible, and you can clearly see the distinctive knots of the bamboo plant throughout the flooring. You will find two colour options for horizontal bamboo; carbonised and natural. Natural is the natural golden colour of bamboo, and carbonised is a rich coffee colour. Both colours have matching bamboo flooring accessories so that you can add the finishing touches to your room. If you would like to order free samples of our horizontal bamboo flooring, simply select which colour you would like, or even have a look at both!
How is horizontal bamboo flooring made?
The bamboo plant is stripped of the outer green husk and the inner cream part of the grass is used for the flooring. This is cut into thin, flat strips and left to dry out. For natural bamboo flooring the strips are left in their natural colour. For carbonised bamboo flooring, the strips are now smoked to give a rich brown colour. Once this process has been done, these strips of bamboo are glued together horizontally, which gives the unique grain pattern. Next, the planks of horizonal bamboo flooring are machined to give the tongue and groove fitting profile. Finally, protective layers of lacquer are added to the surface, which helps to guard them against daily wear and tear. The bamboo flooring is now ready to be packaged and delivered.