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Quick Guide to Plank Style Bamboo Flooring

Plank style bamboo flooring, which is sometimes known as 1-strip bamboo is simply bamboo flooring that comes in single planks, rather than blocks.  It is by far the most popular choice of bamboo flooring with the alternative being parquet block bamboo.

 

What exactly is plank style bamboo flooring?

As mentioned above, plank style bamboo is where the flooring comes in a plank shape, rather than parquet blocks.  The planks of flooring are either made from solid bamboo or engineered bamboo.  Solid bamboo flooring is made wholly from bamboo, whereas engineered bamboo flooring has a bamboo top layer usually with plywood underneath for stability.  If you are interested in how bamboo flooring is made, have a look at the following: How is bamboo flooring made?

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You can find them flooring in a wide range of different colours and styles including:

 

How do I use plank style bamboo?

Using plank bamboo flooring can make installation extremely easy, especially if you opt for Click BambooThis has a very easy to use click and lock fitting system. You have the choice of either floating it over an underlay or fixing it straight to the subfloor.  Most types of plank bamboo are also compatible with underfloor heating systems.  If you decide to go for tongue and groove bamboo flooring then the installation is a bit more complex and you may want to use a professional floor fitter.

Brushed Carbonised bamboo flooring in a bedroom

Where can I use it?

All types of bamboo flooring are extremely versatile and can be used in most rooms in your home. Here is a quick guide to where you can use bamboo plank style flooring:

  • Hallways, bedrooms, living areas, home offices, etc.
  • Stair cases – you will need the matching bamboo stair nosing.
  • Some types of bamboo can be used with underfloor heating.
  • In rooms with fluctuating temperatures like a conservatory.
  • Strand woven bamboo can also be use in commercial venues.