A hot trend for cutting-edge kitchens, bamboo floors blend style and durability. Though it's technically a grass, bamboo is actually harder than many types of wood. Bamboo comes in tiles or planks in a variety of sizes, colors, patterns, and textures.
The eco-chic surface stands up well to water and traffic, and it's quite comfortable to stand on. So you can cook comfortably. Like hardwood, it's available in solid or engineered styles.
The Lowdown: Bamboo is a rapidly growing, hardy grass that is harvested to produce flooring.
Tough Enough? Bamboo floors are long lasting and durable, but they can scratch and dent. Keep pets' nails clipped, and be careful when holding heavy items.
How to Clean. Wipe up spills immediately. Sweep, dust, or vacuum regularly, and occasionally wipe the surface with a damp mop or cloth.
Underlayment. The subfloor must be perfectly smooth, as bamboo will show imperfections. Because bamboo is susceptible to moisture, a waterproof underlayment is vital if it is being installed over a concrete slab.
Styles. Bamboo comes in a range of construction styles.
Colors. Bamboo comes in many colors, but these are the primary options.
Bamboo is a great choice for environmentally conscious homeowners. It’s made from a renewable resource. Unlike wood, bamboo is rapidly renewable and matures in around six years (rather than 60).
Harvesting bamboo does not kill it: When shoots are cut, the roots are left intact so new shoots can grow. And some bamboo floors contain water-based, solvent-free, low-VOC finishes, which contribute to better air quality in the home.
Cork floors are stylish, comfortable, and will help reduce energy costs and muffle sound because it's a natural insulator.
Affordable laminate stands up to stains and scratches and is easy to clean.
Hardwood floors are classic, timeless and durable. You can choose from a variety of colors and finishes to fit your needs
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