Bamboo, a grass type that is grown in your garden is too commanding. It overtakes your plot, creeps into the neighbor’s yard, and resists blades. Cut and subject the grass core to rain and sun for some time. It flattens shreds and breaks quickly. Unexpectedly, bamboo is becoming very popular as an interior flooring material generally because of its sustainable and durable properties.
Bamboo flooring offers your home depth and richness associated with luxurious, vibrant, richly patterned, and highly expensive hardwood flooring. Take advice from an experienced flooring installer. Australian homeowners can check the Flooring Domain directory to find a reliable flooring contractor near them.
Bamboo has a structural weakness, so the flooring manufacturers give the surface the right treatment. Carbonizing or caramelizing is a browning treatment that bamboo floors undergo. The bamboo resin is subjected to a lot of pressure and heat. Unlike maple, oak, or other hardwood species, bamboo is not characteristically wear-resistant. Nevertheless, some hardwoods can wear quickly without treatment.
Cedar is softwood and is famous for its durability. It is because of its natural oils, which increase its resistance to weathering. In contrast, bamboo flooring depends on manufacturing methods like binding materials, strand weaving process, and aluminum oxide finishes toughening the surface for strength and longevity.
What’s strand woven bamboo flooring?
The bamboo is machine shredded and the strong fibers are isolated. The fibers are pressed in steel hydraulic presses and subjected to heat until an extremely dense log is formed. These logs are then cured, milled, and fabricated.
In short, cross-hatched bamboo fibers [strands] are compressed together and a flooring plank is formed. A fitting system is added and then the plank is sanded and sealed with a protective lacquer layer. Strand woven bamboo is 3X more durable than vertical or horizontal flooring because cross-hatched resins act together and holds the material together.
Strand woven planks are available in an array of styles, sizes, and colors.
- Colors include chestnut brown, natural bamboo, stone grey, carbonized bamboo, ivory white, and pebble grey.
- The length, width, and thickness of planks depend on the chosen style. The plank size chosen will define the flooring look. A wide-plank is a great option for large areas, while narrow flooring will give an illusion of a bigger space.
- The plank thickness you choose will be based on the space between the door and subfloor.
Find a local bamboo flooring installer in the US via Google or Flooring Domain, a dedicated directory.
Where can you install strand-woven bamboo floors?
It is versatile and can be installed in a majority of areas. It is dimensionally stable and therefore use it in rooms where the temperature fluctuates. Some types can be used along with underfloor heating.
- Living rooms
- Children’s nurseries or playrooms
- Dining area
- Home office
- Study room
Avoid using strand woven bamboo floors in wet rooms like laundry or bathroom. The material is hard-wearing and durable, so use it in commercial properties.
Strand woven bamboo flooring – advantages
- It is 2X hard-wearing and more durable than the oak floor.
- It is an eco-friendly and sustainable option for hardwood.
- It is easy to clean and maintain.
- It is cost-effective in comparison to solid timber flooring.
You can read about it in detail on the Flooring Domain blog!