Bamboo flooring has a wood-like appearance and is more economical than other wood floorings. It is also very durable and has a high degree of flexibility.
Bamboo flooring comes in various colors ranging from honey brown to yellowish-brown. Bright colors are basically bright and pale in direct sunlight.
Although the surface of these floors looks fragile and delicate, they are firm and durable, and due to their natural texture, they are suitable for busy places and have a very long lifespan.
Bamboo wood is less resistant to moisture and humidity than other woods, so its use in humid environments is not recommended. However, bamboo is a recyclable material, and this natural material is very environmentally friendly. With this introduction, in the continuation of this post from D&R Flooring, we will examine the types of bamboo flooring, the advantages, and disadvantages of this product. Stay with us.
What is Bamboo?
The bamboo plant is actually a type of grass that grows rapidly and reaches maturity within five years. Its growing speed has led to the plant being recognized as a renewable material. But, of course, we should note that some people in the industry feel that harvesting bamboo causes deforestation and do not consider the practice of harvesting bamboo to be correct.
Benefits of Bamboo Flooring
This flooring has significant advantages, which are discussed below:
The variety of bamboo colors is wide, and you can choose the right color from light brown to dark and match it with other home furnishings.
Bamboo is a renewable and recyclable material and returns to the embrace of nature, so it is the best choice for the ones who are looking out for our planet.
It has a long life and does not need to be replaced annually.
Installing, repairing, or replacing bamboo flooring panels is not a difficult task.
Unlike ceramic flooring, it does not require detergent to clean, but only with a damp cloth can the effects of dirt or dust be removed from the surface.
These floors have a wood-like appearance and bring warmth to the home environment.
Recycling bamboo flooring significantly reduces waste generation and the cost of disposing and disposal of waste.
Disadvantages of Bamboo Flooring
If exposed to sunlight, its color will fade over time. Therefore, it is better to protect it from direct light during the day and use curtains.
It has little resistance to moisture and water, and in case it comes in contact with water, it becomes moldy over time.
If the quality of this product is not high, it may endanger the health of the residents due to the high amount of formaldehyde in it.
Overgrowth of bamboo plants endangers the ecological diversity of other plants, and when plant and tree diversity decreases, ecosystems become endangered.
Types of Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo flooring is supplied in panels with horizontal or vertical stripes and lines on one layer, coarse-textured flooring, and engineered bamboo flooring. In the following, we have examined these four types of bamboo flooring.
Bamboo flooring with horizontal stripes
This type of bamboo flooring, as its name suggests, has horizontal veins and a light color scheme. In flooring with horizontal veins, there is a unique charm and beauty, and basically, this type of flooring is used for small spaces.
Bamboo flooring with vertical stripes
Vertical models have vertical lines that actually show the authentic design of the bamboo. This model of bamboo flooring is commonly used in long rooms and halls to emphasize the length.
Coarse-textured Bamboo flooring
Coarse-textured floors are more varied in design and color and are decorated with bamboo chips, which are usually of a different color.
Engineered bamboo flooring
The engineered models of bamboo flooring are slightly different from the natural types. In this model, scientists have tried to eliminate the problems of natural bamboo with engineering methods. Bamboo flooring is single-layer, but engineered types have multiple layers. Engineering methods have caused the disadvantages of bamboo floors, such as vulnerability to moisture and sunlight, to be largely eliminated.
Maintenance and Care of Bamboo Flooring
The life of bamboo flooring is significantly increased by cleaning and maintenance. As soon as dust settles on it, it should be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner or a damp cloth. Dust particles over time cause scratches on the wood surface. In addition, bamboo wood will swell and lose its appearance if exposed to high amounts of water and moisture, so keep your bamboo flooring dry.