Bamboo flooring has been growing in popularity. While often grouped with hardwood floors, bamboo floors are actually made from a species of grass called “Moso.”
Most bamboo flooring is created from stalks of bamboo that are four to five years old. These stalks are then sliced into strips and woven or laid into planks. There’s a lot to learn but the professionals at Floor Coverings International of Katy, TX are here to help.
Conservationists like bamboo for its ability to replenish itself quickly, giving bamboo flooring a “green” quality that most hardwood floors don’t have. Bamboo ranks quite high on the Janka hardness scale.
Despite its strength, bamboo flooring can be cut relatively easily using only a compound miter or hand saw. It is also adaptable to a wide number of surfaces, and can be fixed to plywood or even concrete. While traditionally light colored, you can stain bamboo flooring to match almost any décor. As it ages, it will take on a patina that only adds to its charm.
If you’re interested in learning more about bamboo flooring and reside in the greater Houston metro area, call Floor Coverings International today. We offer free in-home measurements and design consultations, too.
“Our customers have often selected bamboo flooring because of its great value, gorgeous appeal, and versatility. We’ll walk you step-by-step through the flooring process to make your experience enjoyable!” – Gary Creekmore, Co-Owner