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Benefits of Bamboo Flooring

When you hear “bamboo flooring,” you may imagine little stalks of bamboo slatted together like a hardwood floor. Bamboo floors are actually a laminate floor, and quite beautiful. The bamboo stalks are processed to remove the starch and then laminated into a plank, like engineered wood flooring.

Bamboo’s biggest advantage is that it is incredibly environmentally sound. Bamboo not only is not damaged by the harvesting of the shoots, but actually thrives when the shoots are harvested correctly every three years. Bamboo is fast-growing and plentiful, and bamboo flooring’s impact on the environment is low.
Bamboo’s impact on your environment is low, as well, because bamboo does not off-gas the way laminate flooring can, and is therefore a healthier choice.
Many people wonder how hard a bamboo floor can be. Once the bamboo is processed into flooring planks, the answer is very hard. In fact, bamboo flooring is harder than oak hardwood flooring.
If you suffer from allergies or asthma, a smooth bamboo floor will help reduce the amount of allergen-laden dust and dander in your home. Where a carpet traps these substances, bamboo flooring keeps dust on the surface where it can be quickly swept or vacuumed away before it accumulates.
Bamboo flooring is easy to install, with a similar installation technique to traditional hardwood flooring. You can do it yourself, if that’s an area you enjoy working in, or hire a professional floor installer to do it for you.
Bamboo floors are very easy to keep clean. Just sweep or vacuum, and mop occasionally. Even this will not need to be done often if you keep mats by your doors to trap dirt on its way in and clean up spills quickly.
Bamboo flooring is an excellent alternative to solid hardwood floors because it is elegant and stylish, environmentally sound, easy to maintain, very hard and durable, and easy to install.