The popularity of bamboo floors have increased recently because it can offer the benefits of hardwood flooring without the cost. The flowing has a unique stylish look without being expensive. It is durable, offers high resistance to impact and scratches, and requires maintenance similar to hardwood. There are many benefits of installing bamboo flooring in your home.
1. Ease of Installation
Bamboo flooring is easy to install and doesn’t require as much time as for other flooring types. Both the solid bamboo and engineered bamboo floors can be quickly installed without the need for fixing. The floor can be fixed in a number of ways including:
- Floated or loose laid over underlay
- Secret screwed or nailed to the subfloor
- Glued down
- Click fitted
2. Inexpensive Flooring Option
Bamboo flooring offers the advantages of expensive hardwood flooring without its price. It provides the looks and feels of natural material without being expensive. You can install bamboo flooring for a fraction of what it would cost to install hardwood flooring.
3. High Level of Stability
Bamboo flooring has high level of dimensional stability. It will not expand and contract to the same level as some types of hardwood floors. This makes it suitable for installation close to areas in your home with high or low temperatures. You can also install it in your home if you have underfloor heating, over all kinds of subfloor, and in areas with humidity.
Bamboo is also a durable flooring option, not only because of its strength but also because of its resilience and flexibility. You can install it in high foot-traffic areas. it can also be installed outdoors as it can withstand harsher conditions without deteriorating.
4. Easy to Maintain
This type of flooring is also easier to maintain. It is recommended to use a special cleaning solution meant for bamboo because wet cloths cannot be used. Bamboo also needs some protection from sunlight. It has a unique characteristic in that light colors can become darker and darker floors can become lighter when exposed to sunlight for longer. So you should protect your bamboo flooring by installing blinds and curtains. It is also recommended to immediately clean any spillage.
5. Variety of Colors & Styles
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of bamboo is the green or yellow shade the natural material has. But bamboo flooring is available in more colors than that of natural bamboo. It is also available in rustic colors and carbonized bamboo. You can also choose from multiple styles and designs such as:
- Horizontal strands
- Vertical strands
- Engineered and solid structures
Bamboo flooring is also hygienic and doesn't collect dust and dirt like many other floors. This makes it a better option for your home if you have someone who is allergic to dust. The natural material also has high level of resistance of mold and mildew. Durable and strong, this flooring option is available in a wide range of colors, designs and grains.