With all the flooring options available to us today, finding the right flooring for you can be a bit of a challenge, so much so that sometimes we could possibly overlook options that would be perfect for us, like bamboo flooring. If you’ve ever wondered why you should even consider bamboo flooring for your home, here’s 5 reasons I hope will leading you to choosing it…

Durability

You probably wouldn’t think it, but bamboo is one of the most durable flooring and furniture options you have. It wears just about as well and lasts about as long, sometimes even longer, than most variations of hardwoods. Of course this is all dependent on the quality of bamboo used, poor quality bamboo would most definitely not last as long as high quality bamboo. So make sure the bamboo used is of the best quality available to you.

Maintenance

Bamboo flooring is exceptionally easy to maintain. Daily cleaning will most likely only involve a regular mop and that’s about it, no special treatments needed, which works perfectly for most people’s busy schedules. Over time, should the flooring have acquired scratches, dents or discolouration, you can rest assured that bamboo flooring can be refinished with ease. All that’s required is that the floor be sanded down and the finishing coats be reapplied and voila! Good as new! Another advantage of bamboo flooring is that it is more resistant to water damage, stains and warping than most other hardwood flooring.

Cost

Bamboo flooring also happens to not be as expensive as many would think. As bamboo flooring come pre-finished and pre-stained, you won’t have to pay for sanding and polishing after your floors are installed. This makes it a little cheaper than other hardwood alternatives.

Visual Appeal

One of the most important aspects of picking flooring is undeniably how it will look. Bamboo flooring is beautiful and quite stylish and will work well for most people, especially those keen on finding flooring that fits a clean and modern aesthetic. It is quite similar to hardwood, but look a little closer and you will notice the inarguable differences.


Environmental Impact

In today’s ecologically conscious global environment, one of the things on most people’s minds when it comes to building and/or improving their homes is, “how can we make our living space more eco-friendly?”, if you’re one of those people bamboo flooring and furniture is a sound option. Whereas it takes standard hardwoods a minimum of 10 years to reach maturity, bamboo takes a much shorter time of anywhere between 4 to 7 years, making it a more sustainable choice for those (like you) looking to use a natural material for their flooring.

So the next time you or someone you know is shopping around for flooring, I hope the first type you think of and consider is bamboo flooring. You won’t regret it.


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