In recent years, bamboo flooring has become increasingly popular among homeowners in the greater Dakota County, MN region. It offers many benefits that are important to consider when it comes to choosing the right flooring for your home, such as durability, sustainability, and design. Is bamboo right for your home? Our experts at Floor Coverings International Dakota County share their thoughts and considerations below.
One of the draws of bamboo flooring is the unique look they bring to any space. While there may be fewer species and grain patterns to choose from than natural hardwood, bamboo offers a similar wood look with the addition of horizontal lines through the grain and a distinct golden glow that adds depth to your home’s design.
Bamboo offers similar performance to hardwood and generally rates between 1100-1300 on the Janka hardness scale. While this isn’t as hard as some hardwood species, bamboo will provide your home with floors tough enough to withstand the wear and tear of daily life. Bamboo also boasts a lower absorption rate than hardwood, making it a great choice for kitchens and for homes with pets and children.
Homeowners looking for an eco-friendly flooring often turn to bamboo for its sustainability. Bamboo grows to maturity within 3-5 years and regrows without the need of replanting after harvest. Because it’s natural, bamboo is also biodegradable and recyclable.
The price of bamboo flooring per foot is another important consideration. It’s often less expensive than other flooring such as certain hardwoods. However, it’s important to know that the less expensive bamboos are often softer and less durable. That’s why we partner with the industry’s top manufacturers to ensure our customers receive the highest quality bamboos available.
We know by now that bamboo shares a lot of similarities with hardwood, and that also includes maintenance. It’s best to regularly use a broom or dust mop to remove dirt and debris from the surface to reduce the risk of scratches. Because it holds up better to moisture, it’s safe to use a damp mop for a deeper cleaning. Over time, your floors finish will start showing signs of wear and will need to be refinished. Luckily, bamboo flooring can be refinished! Just make sure you choose a professional who’s familiar working with bamboo flooring.
Consult Your Local Specialists
To learn more about having bamboo flooring installed in your home, call your local flooring specialists at Floor Coverings International Dakota County and schedule your free design consultation. We’ll bring our mobile showroom right to you with our wide selection of flooring samples and our team will walk you through the entire flooring process, from start to finish.
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