Should You Invest in Bamboo Flooring?

Posted on October 16th, 2015 by

People who like the look of hardwood floors should consider trying bamboo flooring. Though the bamboo plant may appear to be a tree, it is actually the world’s tallest type of grass. Bamboo flooring might seem like just another design trend, but its practicality and versatility make it likely bamboo is here to stay. Here are some of the best benefits of bamboo flooring, provided by the flooring experts at Carpet Mills of America in Carrollton.

Durable

Bamboo is harder than both red oak and maple flooring. Since it is a tropical grass, bamboo is not damaged by moisture, and it is not easily dented. With the proper care, bamboo flooring can last over 25 years.

Simple to Install

Bamboo does not need the complicated sanding, staining, and finishing of traditional hardwood flooring. Instead, bamboo flooring is already finished when you purchase it, so it can be installed cheaper and faster.

Versatile

Bamboo flooring comes in a variety of shades, and it can be carbonized, which makes the bamboo look warm and dark without being stained with chemicals. In addition to the many colors available, bamboo can also be installed in many areas of the home. Since this type of flooring is moisture-resistant, it can work well in bathrooms or kitchens.

Easy to Maintain

Basic sweeping and mopping can keep bamboo flooring clean, and it does not easily scratch or warp. Occasionally using a simple wood floor polish can ensure bamboo flooring stays in peak condition. 

Environmentally Friendly

Bamboo is naturally dust and allergen-resistant, and it is not finished with dangerous chemicals. Unlike trees that can take decades to grow, bamboo matures in just five years. This means it is an easily renewable source of flooring that has little impact on the environment.

Looking for the right flooring solution for your home? CMA Flooring offers a wide variety of hardwood, vinyl, carpet, laminate, and tile flooring in Carrollton. If you have any questions or would like a free estimate for your home project, please give us a call at 972-418-6606 or come by our showroom to look at samples.