At Floor Coverings International Birmingham, we love flooring that is beautiful and eco-friendly! This is why bamboo floors are one of our favorite choices for new homes or home renovations.
About Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo is a type of grass that grows in the Americas as well as various other parts of the world such as Australia and Africa. Bamboo has hundreds of different species and grows quickly, making it rapidly renewable and sustainable.
A bamboo plant takes somewhere between four and six years to reach maturity. It is usually ready to be harvested two or three years later. Even though the trees used to make hardwood floors are also natural, bamboo is more eco-friendly because trees used for hardwood are usually harvested after twenty or more years. The process of harvesting bamboo also keeps the roots intact for regrowth.
Benefits of Bamboo in Your Birmingham Home
One of the greatest benefits of bamboo is its unique appearance. Bamboo is not found in many homes, so it could be the flooring choice that makes your home stand out from the crowd.
Bamboo is stylish and elegant. It looks similar to hardwood but has its own distinct style and sophisticated beauty. Bamboo is versatile and can be installed in any room. It also has multiple style and color options to complement the decor of any home.
Bamboo is easy to clean and is resistant to water and stains. Just sweep, vacuum, and use a damp mop when needed. There are gentle cleaners that are made specifically for bamboo floors. Bamboo is also a good choice for individuals with asthma or allergies. While carpet provides a wonderful home for dust mites and pet dander, bamboo is less hospitable to those allergy triggers.
Bamboo is more durable than some might think. Bamboo flooring is known for its strength and durability. Certain types are harder than maple, oak, or even Brazilian cherry. While bamboo won’t last forever, these floors can last upwards of fifty years and are biodegradable when removed.
Does bamboo sound too good to be true? Call the local experts at Floor Coverings International Birmingham for your new Birmingham bamboo floor! We offer a free in-home design consultation and estimate. We look forward to working with you on your next bamboo flooring project!
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