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Over the past 5 or 6 years, the popularity and usage of bamboo flooring has exploded. Bamboo flooring has a long list of positives that attract a lot of people from the sensible contractor to the eco-friendly homeowner alike.
One of the biggest attractions to bamboo you’ll hear is how sustainable it is, and that’s true. While bamboo looks, feels, and acts like a wood, it’s actually a grass, and it grows extremely fast compared to traditional hardwoods. (Compare the 4 to 5 years it takes for bamboo to mature vs the 50+ years it would take oak.)
Once the bamboo is processed in to boards that can be used for flooring, via various gluing and bonding techniques, you get a strong and durable flooring option. Now, while bamboo is comparable to hardwoods, it’s not yet a super material, and it can still be susceptible to dents, scratches and damage, just like any other hardwood floor. It’s something to consider when you’re trying to decide on your floors.
The way the flooring is made has a great deal to do with how hard the final bamboo floor is, so make sure to pick the best option for your intended usage.
If you’d like to take a look at our bamboo flooring options, stop by Shan’s Flooring in Houston! We have just about every kind of hardwood you can think of, including bamboo; plus we’ve got plenty of carpet, tile, laminate and vinyl, so whichever way you go, we’ve got you covered! Give us a call if you’re looking for great options at a great price.