Bamboo flooring has grabbed a place in the hearts of many people as an alternative natural floor material that replaces wood. It is also because increasing scarcity of timber in the market. So, why bamboo?
Bamboo is actually manufactured to be a substitute for wood because it has some advantages. The main one is, the products made of bamboo such as bamboo parquet, bamboo boards, etc. are rated environmentally friendly because its renewable process is relatively quick. Bamboo can grow as up to 120 feet tall in less than two months. Meanwhile, to reach maturity and ready to be harvested, bamboo only takes 3-5 years. Now compare it with the hardwood, which takes 20 to 120 years to reach maturity.
Beside that, bamboo floor and other bamboo products are known to be strong and able to compete with the strength of the hardwood such as teak, pine, and so on. It’s because bamboo has has always been recognized by its strength and durability for hundred of years. The Chinese and the Japanese are two nations that originally developed bamboo as a home material since hundred years ago.
When it comes to strength, bamboo is as hard as red oak, which is the most common flooring material used. Although at first glance, bamboo may seem frail and weak, in fact, it’s very strong and sturdy. Therefore, bamboo is considered as one of the best flooring material on the market today. It can be used well in almost any environment condition, especially since the rate of the expansion is much lower than the other types of hardwood.
It gives a very finished appearance to the floor and make it look unique and special. The appeal of bamboo, and its slightly darker texture patterns, clearly distinguish it from the wood.
The bamboo’s stability dimension and the moisture resistance are some of the other bamboo’s outstanding advantages. Bamboo flooring comes in a laminated product, with the gapping, cupping, or warping elements that are greatly reduced.
Bamboo is one of the most versatile flooring options available today and can be placed on a variety of surfaces.
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