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The Pros and Cons of Bamboo Flooring

The Pros and Cons of Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring is a fantastic choice for your home but be sure you weigh the pros and cons of all of your flooring options before making your choice.

More and more of today’s homeowners are choosing bamboo flooring. It is extremely eco-friendly, looks beautiful, and is one of the hardest hardwoods available. As with anything else, though, it is important to do your research. Bamboo flooring is a fantastic choice for your home but be sure you weigh the pros and cons of all of your flooring options before making your choice.

Beauty

The natural beauty of bamboo is sure to make any room look more exotic. The grain patterns available can be quite different from traditional hardwood. A new bamboo floor would make a beautiful conversation piece for you and your guests.

Questionable Origins

Bamboo flooring comes in a wide variety of price points, with some manufacturers charging as little as $2 per square foot. Like everything else, you really get what you pay for. If you’re considering some bamboo flooring but the pricing sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be sure to ask your flooring professional about the sourcing and manufacturer of the bamboo you are considering.

Good for the Environment

Wood forests take around 30 to 60 years to mature properly, and can be quickly decimated for manufacturing or other purposes. Bamboo matures in a small fraction of that time, taking just 5 years to be ready to be harvested. This exceedingly fast growth rate makes bamboo one of the most eco-friendly flooring choices available.

Different Manufacturing Processes

Just like any other type of hardwood flooring, there are different types of bamboo flooring and they are not all created equal. It is important to know which type of bamboo flooring you are looking at: traditional solid, solid strand or engineered.

Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Jason Brown Wood Floors

At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.

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