Hardwood flooring is becoming increasingly popular for many homeowners across the United States. However, there is one type of wood flooring that stands far above the rest in terms of durability: bamboo flooring.
Strength & Durability
“Bamboo is a very hard wood unlike maple and pine which are softer woods,” says Brian Radesic, owner of Fabulous Floors. “It’s going be a lot more durable than the softer woods.”
In fact, many flooring contractors are recommending bamboo for busy families and active households with heavy traffic. This durable wood is known to stand up better to heavy kid and pet use than other common types of hardwood flooring.
For those who are consistently looking for eco-friendly ways to enhance their home, bamboo flooring also has quite an advantage. “If you’re looking to buy green, bamboo grows up to five times as fast as other woods,” adds Radesic. “This is one reason why so many people are turning to bamboo over other hardwood flooring options.”
In terms of stain and color options, there are just as many different types of bamboo flooring as there are pine, maple, cherry, or other hardwood options. As for one option being more popular than another, it all comes down to homeowner style and taste. In fact, the size of the planks and any inlay designs that can be done for other woods can still be done using bamboo. To determine which type works the best for your home, consult a local flooring contractor.
Radesic also has an additional word of caution for anyone installing hardwood floors for the first time, no matter what type of wood you use. ” Always remember when choosing a hardwood floor, you’re going to have to do a little of preventable maintenance. If it is a floor that has a polyurethane finish or protective coating, it needs to be recoated or resurfaced depending how much traffic the floor routinely has.”
“To be on the safe side, I would recommend every five years. This will insure that your floors will have a good protective coat of urethane and it will also give the floors a clean and new look,” he adds.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a tough but still environmentally friendly flooring option, look no further than bamboo.
Brian Radesic is the owner of Fabulous Floors, a Cleveland flooring contractor. For more information, visit their website at http://www.fabulousfloorsusa.com/cleveland-west