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Top 5 things to know about bamboo flooring

Bamboo flooring is a great choice for your home, and we know that you won’t be disappointed with it.  It can offer style, character and a natural feel, whilst giving you a durable floor that is sustainable and easy to look after.  Below we have put together a guide of the top 5 things that you need to know about bamboo flooring.

 

1. Bamboo is a sustainable product

Bamboo is a fast growing grass that reaches maturity and can be harvested relatively quickly compared to hardwood.  The plant self regenerates and does not need re-planting, reducing the amount of work involved, and eliminates any deforestation and destruction of areas of forests or wildlife.

Bamboo Forest

2. You can use it in almost any room in your home

It is dimensionally stable and far more versatile than wooden flooring. You can fit the flooring in almost any room in your home with the exception of wet areas.  Some types of bamboo flooring can also be used with underfloor heating and in conservatories.  We have a range of matching flooring accessories, including stair nosing which allows you to install bamboo flooring on your staircase.

Engineered natural strand woven flooring on a staircase

3. Some types of bamboo flooring are over twice as hard as Oak

Strand woven bamboo flooring is created in such a way that it is over twice as hard as Oak flooring.  This makes it perfect for busy areas like kitchens, hallways and living areas, and even commercial properties.

Carbonised parquet block in a kitchen

4. There are a variety of colours and styles of bamboo flooring

As bamboo flooring has grown increasingly popular, the style and colour choices have expanded. You have the choice of plank style or parquet block flooring, different surface finishes and a range of different colours.  There is sure to be something to complement or elevate your style of room.

Pebble grey strand woven flooring

5. It is easy to look after

Once you have installed your  floor, you will find it really easy to look after.  Simply sweep on a daily basis to remove dust and dirt.  Then clean with a PH neutral flooring cleaner to freshen up the floor once a week or as needed.  To protect your floor from scratches, always remove outdoor footwear, be careful when moving furniture, and use felt protective pads on the legs of chairs and tables.  Have a look at our bamboo flooring care guide for more tips and advice.

Bona Spray Mop