All About Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo flooring is extremely strong, long-lasting and just plain gorgeous to look at. It's also one of the most environmentally friendly building materials on the market today.
Bamboo flooring makers use one of the hardiest species of Chinese bamboo, cut it into strips before drying and laminating it under pressure. The result is a flooring product that's stronger than maple or red oak.
Bamboo flooring is installed just like hardwood tongue-and-groove flooring, either glued together or nailed down.
Bamboo flooring typically comes in 3-foot or 6-foot lengths and with or without the distinctive bamboo 'nodes' visible in the grain.
Pre-finished bamboo flooring is usually coated with urethane, but you can also buy unfinished bamboo strips that can be sanded and finished.
Bamboo flooring comes in two colour variations - a natural blonde or a darker amber version that is the result of the wood being smoked (or carbonized) during the drying process.
Most bamboo flooring on the market today is imported from China. Bamboo flooring is comparable in price to premium hardwood flooring.
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