Welcome to Bamboo Flooring Facts, where we discuss the pros and cons of bamboo flooring. Unlike many of our competitors who only offer overseas manufacturers warranties, rest assured we stand by our bamboo floors and are obliging to assist you if your flooring has any issues after installation, providing you are the original purchaser and owner of the property where it has been installed.
According to Tom Godfrey, spokesman for consumer organisation CHOICE, bamboo is hard-wearing, durable, easy to clean, and uses low embodied energy.” The latter refers to the total energy used to produce the flooring. While there’s over 1200 different species of bamboo, bamboo flooring is generally constructed from moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis). Bamboo floorboards are more durable than timber flooring and less likely to dent than laminate. To help minimize moisture content transfer from the concrete slab into bamboo flooring, a moisture barrier should be applied.
Unlike traditional hardwoods, which take 20-60 years to mature to harvest age, bamboo does not require replanting once harvested. We had new floorboards supplied and installed by Simply Bamboo in January 2016. At Simply Bamboo we have been a specialist in bamboo flooring and installations with great success for over a decade now. Bamboo flooring is fairly low maintenance, as it can be easily cleaned with mild soap and a mop.
Strand-woven is considered to be the strongest of the three types of bamboo and is more resistant to moisture changes because it is manufactured under intense pressure. These settings were derived from sample populations of the different flooring products provided by the above manufacturers. The hardness of traditional bamboo flooring ranges from 1,180 to around 1,380 pounds of force, while products made by newer manufacturing techniques, including strand woven bamboo flooring, range from 3,000 to more than 5,000 pounds of force. I would certainly recommend Simply Bamboo to anyone wanting bamboo floorboards without hesitation. For more information about our range of bamboo flooring contact your local Andersens showroom on 1800 016 016. According to Hayward, most problems that occur with bamboo floors are due to incorrect installation. Bamboo offers the beauty and warmth of a wood floor at a lower cost to you and to the environment.
Durable and eco-friendly, our floors combine the durability of strand woven bamboo with the easy installation of a floating floor. If you would like any more information on our range or bamboo flooring prices available, please don’t hesitate to contact us. This website is easily navigable and contains oodles of essential factoids that will help you make your flooring decision.