Here at Above Board Flooring, we are proud to offer a wide selection of flooring materials and options, including hardwood, tile, carpet, and more. One option that we get a lot of questions about is bamboo flooring. In this article, we will provide a brief introduction to bamboo flooring, going over what it is as well as its relative advantages and disadvantages compared to other options.
- What It Is- Bamboo flooring is a type of engineered material made of the bamboo plant. Although some refer to bamboo flooring as a hardwood due to its similar characteristics, bamboo is actually a grass, and strips of it are sliced and pressed back together in order to form bamboo flooring. This type of flooring has three main “looks”: vertical, which has a uniform, striped appearance; horizontal, which shows the distinctive “knuckles” of the bamboo grain pattern; and woven, which mixes the fibers together so that they’re interlocked, creating a harder surface.
- Advantages- High quality bamboo flooring, such as the kind we offer at Above Board Flooring, is as durable as hardwood. Also similar to hardwood, it is easy to clean and can be refinished if signs of wear get to be too much. For those who love modern aesthetics, bamboo flooring creates a clean, contemporary look that makes a great addition to any space.
- Disadvantages- On the other hand, cheap or low quality bamboo flooring is susceptible to scratches and dents. Bamboo is also vulnerable to water damage, both through direct exposure and to excessive humidity. It is also limited to just a few tonal shades, so it may not work for you desired color palette or design.
If you are interested in learning more about our bamboo flooring, call our team at Above Board Flooring today.