Hardwood Floor Profiles: Bamboo

Bamboo is wood that many people are familiar with, but they forget about how it looks on a floor. In recent years, bamboo floors have gained traction in the market and they are now a major seller with those seeking to create modern looks for their homes. We find bamboo to be a particularly fascinating wood choice which has obvious upsides as well as downsides. Read on to see what we're talking about.

 It's oozing with modernity.

It's oozing with modernity.

Bamboo can instantly give any room a modern look. Due to its uncommon patterns and interesting stain blending, a bamboo floor is going to give every room a look that more traditional hardwood floor choices simply cannot match. We love bamboo for its uniqueness and modernity. We've had a few customers decide to go with bamboo floors in their homes, and they've been happy with the result every time. Mind you, they were hesitant throughout the installation because of how different a bamboo floor looks, but they were happy nonetheless. These floors seem to be a hit with the younger demographics.

Bamboo is extremely stable and long lasting. This is no exception when it comes time to putting bamboo on the ground. Many are familiar with how quickly bamboo grows, but many are quick to gloss over the fact that bamboo is actually and incredibly hard wood that with resist scratches for years to come. This is stark contrast to another floor that we profiled a few weeks ago - pine. 

Pros

- Bamboo is biodegradable which makes it environmentally friendly.
- Very durable and scratch resistant.
- Bamboo is easy to clean. 

If you're going for a more traditional look in your home, it may be best to steer clear of bamboo. It looks too modern for a lot of older homes, but we're all about pushing the human race forward here at Plus Hardwood Flooring. That being said, we've grown to understand that it's usually wise to be conservative when it comes to major home design decisions. It's every home owners nightmare to realize they've made a massive mistake when it comes to a design decision as these tend to not be reversible. 

Cons

- Bamboo can be expensive if you want quality wood.
- Bamboo can discolor easily, especially if exposed to prolonged direct sunlight.
- If bamboo experiences a spill, it needs to be taken care of quickly.

However, from our experience, we find that our happiest customers are the ones who take risks within reason. No matter who you are, we hope you found this informative and encourage you to contact us if you have any further questions.