Bamboo flooring has been a popular and trendy choice among home renovators because it offers a variety of benefits to the consumer. These benefits will be highlighted in this blog post and check out the bamboo flooring section of the site for additional details on the material.
Bamboo flooring can be twice as hard as oak depending on the manufacturing technique used. Traditional techniques for making bamboo range from 1180 (carbonized) to 1380 (natural), while newer techniques such as strand woven bamboo flooring can double the hardness and range from 3000 to 5000 on the Janka Scale. Strand woven bamboo is achieved by combining bamboo fibers under extreme heat and pressure.
Bamboo flooring is considered an eco-friendly material as it can be grown at a very rapid pace. Typically it takes an oak tree 30-50 years to grow back after it has been cut down and used for flooring. Bamboo only takes 3-5 years before it grows back and can be used again for a flooring project. To put this pace a little more in perspective: Moso bamboo can grow up to 47 inches in 24 hours and 78.5 feet in 40 to 50 days. Bamboo is a tree-like grass and is advantageous in this regard because you do not have to replant it. Simply wait for the new shoots to form and you can use the same bamboo plant to get materials for several hardwood floors.
The cost of bamboo flooring is actually significantly less than most woods. This is a direct result of the rate of bamboo’s growth. Because stocks of bamboo can be replenished so rapidly the cost of the material has went down considerably. Also, because so many people and business have recently realized the benefits of the wood the market for the product has increased making it less expensive to manufacture and distribute.
Diversity of Use
Bamboo wood usage is not confined to only floor upgrades. Bamboo can be used to renovate a variety of aspects in your home. Metro Atl. Floors stocks bamboo wood accessories for you stair tread, stair nose, risers, thresholds, baseboards, as well as the adhesives and glues need to finish the renovation project.
Bamboo wood usage originated in China and Asia, but because of its recent notoriety as a wood with many benefits the popularity of the wood has spread throughout the world. Many locations in the United States focus on the manufacturing and distribution of the product. You can find a bountiful supply of bamboo wood flooring products right here in Atlanta, Ga. Give your local pros a call and we can help you find the best bamboo flooring materials in the Atlanta area.