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On the Rise: Bamboo Flooring. Bamboo is a gorgeous alternative to traditional hard wood. Environmentally friendly, trendy and chic, this is the perfect addition to any home!

On the Rise: Bamboo Flooring

On the Rise: Bamboo Flooring

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Bamboo flooring is one of the hottest new flooring trends on the market. Find out why along with some common misconceptions.

For many, when you hear the term bamboo flooring, a tropical bungalow comes to mind. I have seen a recent rise in the installation of bamboo floors and not in beach-side bungalows, but instead in urban homes. The craziest part is that most of the time you can’t tell bamboo apart from hardwood and there are a number of benefits to having bamboo versus wood.

The first and most noteworthy benefit is that bamboo is an environmentally sustainable material.

While it takes trees about 50 years to grow and mature, it takes bamboo about 5 – not to mention, bamboo is able to regenerate itself after cutting. The cost of bamboo flooring is, on average, less than hardwood making it a more affordable option in most cases and there’s so many choices in type, color and finish now making it a versatile material in achieving different aesthetics.

It’s definitely important to know the types of bamboo flooring: engineered, solid and strand-woven.

They each have different levels of durability and looks. Out of the three types, strand-woven is the most durable and looks the least like traditional bamboo – with this option, bamboo is shredded and then compressed with adhesives. With engineered bamboo, the bamboo is horizontally cut which gives it a distinct bamboo-look like the stems have been flattened – this is the least durable option. Solid bamboo flooring consists of solid pieces of bamboo that have been glued together and is typically stronger than engineered with a thin stripe appearance (source).

Here’s a few of my favorite bamboo floor looks that show the versatility of the material.

On the Rise: Bamboo Flooring. Bamboo is a gorgeous alternative to traditional hard wood. Environmentally friendly, trendy and chic, this is the perfect addition to any home!

If you think bamboo floors could be right for you, Flooring Inc. has some beautiful options that encompass a variety of styles – everything from a white-washed wood look with the Muse Strand in Frosted Pearl to a rustic, distressed wood look with the Bel-Air Distressed Strand. I think my favorite might be the Bel-Air Stained Strand which comes in grey and would look really cool in an urban, industrial setting.

What are your thoughts on bamboo floors?

About Ari Ziskin

Ari Ziskin is our resident expert in all things fitness, dance and flooring trends. After five years of blogging at Ari’s Menu, where she was featured on sites like The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, Ari decided to pursue writing full-time. Nothing makes her happier than sharing her knowledge to help people create their gyms and begin their fitness journey.

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HomeFloors Calgary
April 20, 2016 5:09 am

Bamboo flooring is a new concept but it actually looks quite good. It is soon catching up hardwood flooring and that too for good reasons.

Saanvi Arora
December 18, 2018 2:40 am

As per my experience bamboo flooring is one of the hottest trend on the market becoming an increasingly popular choice for home owners, architects and for commercial developers because of its eco-friendliness, strength, durability and cost effectiveness.

Dhananjay mane
February 27, 2019 6:12 am

Hey, thanks for sharing this information. Hope to see more blogs ahead.

Michelle Barichello
February 27, 2019 7:38 am
Reply to  Dhananjay mane

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