Bamboo Hardwood Flooring Houston
Beautiful and renewable, bamboo hardwood has become a popular residential flooring option over the last several years. Most bamboo wood flooring comes from the Moso bamboo species, which is primarily found in China and other portions of Asia.
In terms of appearance, natural bamboo flooring maintains the rich but neutral amber-brown color of the Moso bamboo plant. Grain patterns tend to be dense, rich and lively, giving bamboo flooring a casual but elegant appearance. However, homeowners have many options, as bamboo engineered hardwood flooring can be stained or colored in a number of ways. It can be treated to take on a rich crimson brown, the creamy pallor of North American maple, or any tone in between.
There is an erroneous perception that bamboo flooring is easily damaged. This is, in fact, the opposite of the truth: bamboo hardwood flooring is one of the most durable options available. Its hardness exceeds that of many comparable alternatives, including teak, oak and mahogany—and it is also environmentally friendly. Bamboo plants are not clear-cut for their wood; instead, only the wood is harvested and the plants are left to regenerate. This makes bamboo one of the most sustainable types of hardwood flooring on the market.
Advantages of bamboo hardwood flooring include:
- Environmental friendliness
- Resilience: Bamboo wood is one of the most durable flooring materials on the market, and is naturally resistant to insects and pests.
- Ease of maintenance: Bamboo requires only a protective coat and sweeping or dry mopping to clean.
These characteristics combine to make bamboo hardwood flooring one of the best and most environmentally responsible options available to homeowners. To learn more about the advantages of bamboo flooring, contact the Flaherty’s Flooring America team today!