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Bamboo is a wonderful alternative to wood flooring because it is one
of the strongest building materials. Bamboo is a renewable resource
making it widely available. Technically Bamboo is a “grass” and is
one of the fastest growing species worldwide. For this reason,
prices will remain stable and are generally less than traditional
Bamboo has a very distinctive pattern that distinguishes it from
wood. The color of bamboo depends upon the amount of time that it
goes through processing. The appearance of bamboo is enhanced by
various plank constructions. Options include vertical or horizontal
solid construction, engineered construction, and woven stranded
Very little maintenance is required for bamboo flooring. It is
suggested to use door mats on this type of flooring to collect dirt
and moisture, but everyday cleaning can be done simply with a vacuum
or dust mop. Bamboo is resistant to moisture and does not promote
dust or harbor dust mites.
Bamboo is considered a laminate product. For this reason, it is less
likely to warp or gap.
Also, because it is grown in tropical regions it naturally resistant
to moisture making bamboo a suitable product for bathroom and
kitchen floors as well.