Bamboo Flooring: Advantages & Disadvantages of Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo Flooring: Advantages and disadvantages of Bamboo Flooring
What is Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo flooring is a type of hardwood floors manufactured from the bamboo plant and are classified as a form of sustainable flooring as they reduce the demand on ecosystems during their life-cycle. Bamboo flooring is made from a fast-growing renewable “timber” (bamboo is actually a grass).
Benefits of Bamboo Flooring
There are numerous features of bamboo, which make it a flooring preference amongst many homeowners. These include the following: It is naturally anti-bacterial, water-resistant and extremely durable and stylish. Bamboo flooring offers a unique look and is an affordable, Eco-friendly hardwood option. Bamboo flooring also has wide colour selections in the market and are know to withstand wear and tear, is easy to maintain and will look beautiful for a long time.
Bamboo flooring is extremely versatile. It can be installed over almost any subfloor and used in most rooms in your home. Bamboo is dimensionally stable, meaning that it can be used in rooms with fluctuating temperatures.
Advantages and disadvantages of Bamboo Flooring
Advantages of Bamboo Flooring
- Eco-friendly and sustainable flooring option
- Inexpensive choice compared to hardwood flooring
- Strand Woven bamboo is extremely tough and durable – can be used in commercial areas
- Can be used in versatile ways (in conservatories, with underfloor heating)
- Either float over an underlay of fix to the subfloor
- Easy to maintain
- Available in different colours, styles, finishes and sizes
- Matching bamboo flooring accessories to complement your floor
- Hygienic and great for allergy people
Disadvantages of Bamboo Flooring
- Cannot be used in bathrooms or rooms with excessive water
- Not waterproof
- The surface can scratch if objects are dragged across it