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Bamboo Flooring Blog

  • Trouble Shooting with Bamboo Flooring

    As with all types of bamboo flooring and hardwood flooring, there may be some common problems that arise. This guide will help to highlight any issues and give advice on how to prevent problems from occurring in the first place, and how to solve problems that may arise once the floor has been installed. Continue reading

  • How is bamboo flooring made?

    The background of bamboo

    Bamboo is a self re-generating grass that originates from China, meaning that once it has been harvested it does not need to be replaced as it will continue to grow. It grows very quickly and reaches maturity in approximately five years, making it a very eco-friendly alternative to hardwood (that can take over twenty five years to reach maturity). Bamboo fibres are longer than timber and provide excellent tensile strength. Bamboo flooring is becoming more popular and desirable because of its strength, durability, sustainability and eco-friendly properties. Continue reading

  • What is vertical bamboo flooring?

    Vertical bamboo flooring is an excellent alternative to hardwood as it is durable, eco-friendly and reasonably priced. It has a similar hardness to Oak flooring but has a unique and distinctive appearance. With vertical bamboo flooring the bamboo grain is less evident as it is thin strips of bamboo constructed vertically to form a plank of flooring. Its appearance is very different from horizontal bamboo because the seams and edges are visible giving more textured look. It is available in natural (pale, golden brown tones), carbonised (rich, darker brown tones), or with a variety of colour stains to suit personal preference. Hand scraped finishes are also available to provide a more traditional and rustic look to the bamboo flooring. Continue reading

  • What is horizontal bamboo flooring?

    Horizontal bamboo flooring is durable, eco-friendly and a great alternative to hardwood flooring. It has a similar hardness rating to Oak flooring and is becoming a popular choice with homeowners. Continue reading

  • Winter Care for Bamboo Floors

    Bamboo flooring is a popular choice for homeowners, not only because of its eco-friendliness but also because of its strength, durability, and easiness to maintain. During the colder and wetter months, it is very important to continue to take care of your bamboo floor and make a few extra provisions to protect your floor from the harsh conditions outside.

    The main problems that homeowners with bamboo flooring face are that dirt, grit, water and snow can be brought into your house from outdoors on footwear, clothing and pets. Continue reading

  • What are the benefits of bamboo flooring?

    Bamboo flooring is a fantastic alternative to hardwood flooring and quickly becoming a very popular choice for domestic and commercial use. Here are a few reasons why you should choose bamboo:

    Bamboo is an eco-friendly material

    Bamboo is a highly renewable grass that can grow to maturity within five years, making it a very sustainable, natural material. It grows much faster than hardwood trees that can take over twenty five years to reach maturity. Another benefit to the environment is that bamboo does not need to be re-planted like trees; the grass root will continue to grow once it has been harvested. Continue reading

  • How to look after bamboo flooring

    Bamboo flooring is easy to look after and requires very little maintenance. The best way to keep the freshness of a new bamboo floor is to prevent damage and scratches from happening to the floor in the first place. It is also advised that bamboo flooring is swept and cleaned on a regular basis. Continue reading

  • How to clean Bamboo Flooring

    Bamboo flooring is easy to look after and requires very little maintenance.  The best way to keep the freshness of a new bamboo floor is to prevent damage and scratches from happening to the floor in the first place.  It is also advised that bamboo flooring is swept and cleaned on a regular basis.

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  • What is Bamboo Flooring?

    Bamboo flooring is becoming a popular alternative to traditional hardwood flooring as it has physical similarities to hardwood but is more durable, eco-friendly and sustainable.  Bamboo is not wood, it is a grass native to China that is cut down into strips or strands, dried and machined into flooring planks.  It is available in a variety of styles, colours and finishes, and because it is a dimensionally stable flooring material, it can be floated over an underlay, used with underfloor heating, and installed in areas where humidity and temperature fluctuates significantly.

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