If you’re building, buying or renovating, one of the best ways to increase the visual appeal and value of your home is with flooring. It’s the first thing you see when you open the door and enter the space.
For flooring that makes a dramatic and commanding first impression, consider bamboo, the beautiful alternative to hardwood. Here are three compelling reasons why.
More Earth Friendly Than Hardwood
Bamboo flooring gives you the natural beauty of wood without the damaging effects on the environment. Because bamboo is a plant that grows quickly and easily, it is a versatile renewable resource and environmentally friendly.
While flooring made from traditional hardwood trees can take over 20 years to mature, the bamboo plant can reach maturity in as little as three years, which makes it a highly desirable flooring option.
Easy to Maintain
It may be surprising but bamboo flooring can be easier to maintain than hardwood floors. They simply require sweeping and damp mopping to keep them looking fresh and new. You can also clean bamboo flooring with a non-wax, non-alkaline floor cleaner.
Even though bamboo is somewhat more moisture resistant than solid hardwood, be mindful to never steam or wet mop a bamboo floor.
Strong and Durable
Some types of bamboo flooring are not only as strong as hardwood but can even be more durable, making them a great option for high traffic areas, pets and children. They won’t stain, warp or scratch as easily as hardwood making bamboo the ideal stress-free flooring solution. No more worrying about accidents.
Bamboo has made a big impact on the market in recent years, quickly becoming a popular choice in homes and offices. It’s versatility, ease of maintenance, durability and environmental effect make it one of our experts’ favourite options.
Contact our team at The Finishing Store & Millworks or visit us in Victoria or Nanaimo for more tips on the benefit of bamboo floors!