Bamboo Wood Flooring

Bamboo is a natural floor covering that is made from the bamboo plant. Although bamboo is technically a type of grass, it grows like a tree and shares many of the same properties as common hardwoods. When used as flooring, bamboo is durable, stylish and also more affordable. Bamboo is easier to grow than other types of hardwood and is available as hardwood flooring from most large home improvement retailers. Is bamboo flooring right for you, or would you be better off going with a traditional hardwood floor? The more you understand the natural properties of bamboo, the better you will be informed when making your decision to purchase. To help in your decision, here are the answers to the most common asked questions about bamboo flooring, including how to clean it, how difficult is it to maintain and how durable is bamboo flooring.

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  1. Is bamboo flooring easy to maintain?
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    Bamboo is fairly easy to maintain, it simply needs to be cleaned occasionally. There are certain things that may cause scratches in bamboo flooring, such as furniture legs, pet claws and high heel shoes. Tiny particles of dirt or sand may also cause scratches in the bamboo if it is not removed right away.

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  2. Is bamboo flooring environmentally friendly?
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    Bamboo is an environmentally friendly product. It is a natural material, made from natural vegetation. It is a highly renewable plant and one of the fastest growing plants in the world. It is able to grow to maturity and be harvested in as little as four or five years, unlike many hardwoods which take 30 to 60 years to grow before they can be harvested.

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  3. How does one protect bamboo flooring?
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    Using throw rugs on the inside and outside of doorways will help prevent debris from being tracked onto the bamboo flooring. If you have pets, it is recommended that you keep their claws trimmed in order to prevent excess scratches. You will need to avoid contact with a lot of moisture, which can warp the boards and avoiding walking on the floors with shoes, especially cleats or high heels and do not slide your appliances or furniture across the floors.

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  4. How is bamboo flooring cleaned?
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    Use a soft bristled brush or a dust mop to remove dirt, dust and debris. Excessive amounts of water can damage the floor, so if spot cleaning is needed, use a lightly dampened mop. To help keep bamboo flooring clean in busy areas, such as the kitchen place a rug in front of the stove and kitchen sink. if complete cleaning is necessary, only use a product intended for use on bamboo.

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  5. Does bamboo flooring come in different colors and types?
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    There are two basic types of bamboo flooring; solid bamboo planks and engineered planks. Solid planks are a tongue and groove type of bamboo that is installed in a similar manner as traditional hardwood flooring and engineered bamboo flooring is usually installed using a floating floor method. Solid bamboo is available in a flat grain solid strip, a vertical grain solid strip and a strand bamboo. It is available in a wide variety of colors including bright reds, greens and cedar tones.

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  6. Is bamboo flooring durable?
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    Certain types of bamboo can be extremely durable, hard and strong. When it is properly harvested and manufactured, un-carbonized, natural bamboo may be as strong and durable as hardwoods, such as red oak. Although water is a concern, it is slightly more resistant to water stains, warping and damage than some hardwood materials. But, bamboo is a natural material so excessive amounts of moisture may cause the growth of mold.

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  7. Can bamboo flooring be refinished?
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    Like many hardwood floors, bamboo flooring may become marred, discolored or scratched. The good news is bamboo can be refinished with sanding and applying a finishing coat. It is recommended that you check the warranty on your bamboo flooring because excessive sanding is not typically covered under the warranty.

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  8. Can scratches on bamboo floors be repaired?
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    In many situations scratches on your bamboo flooring can be easily repaired. If the scratch in the flooring is white, it typically means the finish on the floor hasn’t been compromised so it can be repaired by simply using an appropriate floor cleaner. For deeper scratches, unless the raw wood is exposed, simply lightly buff the floor using a white polishing pad. When removing stains from your bamboo floor, you should start on the outer edge of stains and work in toward the middle of the stain.

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  9. How much does bamboo flooring cost?
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    Bamboo flooring is typically priced about the same as many hardwood floors. The price of bamboo usually costs $3 to $7 a square foot depending on which type of bamboo you choose. One of the ways to determine the quality of the bamboo is with the warranty. In most situations, the best flooring comes with a longer warranty against premature wearing, manufacturing defects and delamination.

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