Bamboo flooring has become increasingly popular in the West Columbia, Lexington & Irmo SC area thanks to its durability and sustainable benefits. Most people know that bamboo is a green flooring material, but they may not know about the many other great benefits. Here at Floor Coverings International Columbia, we’re experts in bamboo flooring, and offer a wide range of styles for you to choose from for your home.
Bamboo flooring is often grouped with hardwood because of its similar look. Bamboo actually comes from a type of grass called Moso. This plant is native to the areas around China and Taiwan, but today is grown around the world. Bamboo stalks have become a popular material for a variety of products thanks to how quickly they grow and how simple it can be to harvest them. As a flooring material, bamboo looks very similar to hardwood. It has a light color and a simple grain pattern that give it a modern, minimalist feel.
Bamboo stalks can be harvested much more frequently than trees that are used for hardwood flooring. Stalks mature after just three to five years of growth. Most reach their full height after just three years, but may then need some time to harden. Many hardwood trees have to mature for decades before they are ready to be cut down and used for flooring. Another great thing about bamboo is that when you harvest it, the roots are able to stay in the ground and regrow. This makes the whole process much faster, simpler, and easier on the environment.
The Advantages of Bamboo Floors
One of the primary things that homeowners love about bamboo is that it offers the same beauty as hardwood in a much more eco-friendly material. Bamboo is quite a hard flooring material, so it can last for years if it’s taken care of properly. Maintenance is also relatively simple. You just want to sweep regularly, mop with a cleaner and avoid excessive contact with moisture.
It is important to be aware that despite bamboo’s hardness it is fairly susceptible to dents from heavy furniture or other large items. Be careful when moving things over your new floors.
If it’s time for new floors in your home, or if you would like to learn more about the unique advantages of bamboo flooring, contact us today at Floor Coverings International Columbia! We offer free, in-home consultations and estimates to the greater West Columbia, Lexington & Irmo SC area.
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