A Strong and Durable Eco-Friendly Hardwood Alternative
Floor Coverings International is your local solution for bamboo flooring in the greater Concord, Martinez, and Walnut Creek, California areas. Bamboo is a sustainable, eco-friendly alternative to traditional hardwood because it has a much higher regrowth rate than timber. In fact it is actually considered a grass, yet it is extremely durable and an excellent choice for a floor covering.
At Floor Coverings International we are committed and ready to help you find the floors of your dreams! We are ready to offer guidance from start to finish during the selection, design, and installation of your new floors. If you’re considering bamboo floors, here are some things you should be aware of.
Advantages & Disadvantages
Our customers love the hardwood look, feel, and durability that bamboo flooring provides. Bamboo flooring is a great choice because it has the lasting power of hardwood and is also very easy to maintain. The Janka hardness of bamboo floors, although variable depending on the manufacturer, is comparable to a traditional wood floor so you can expect to enjoy your bamboo floors for years to come. Cleaning bamboo flooring is very easy – a regular dry sweep is usually all that is needed. And of course, bamboo flooring is known for being earth-friendly as well as stylish.
On the other hand, bamboo flooring can be very susceptible to scratches, especially over time. If you plan on installing bamboo flooring in a high-traffic area, make sure to have it sealed so that you don’t have to worry about scratching the bamboo floor so easily.
Bamboo flooring comes in a wide range of colors and styles, with just as many options to choose from as a traditional wood floor. You have options to choose a solid or engineered construction, and even the stain and finish of your floors. Most bamboo has a honey-colored tone although you can choose to stain it from the lightest of shades to the darkest.
Further customize your floors by choosing your desired plank width and any distressing factors. Like traditional hardwoods, you can choose a wide plank width or a typical strip width. Many bamboo wood floors can come hand scraped or distressed to give more texture to your floors.
We partner with premier manufacturers to offer our customers a wide selection of high quality, ethical, and environmentally-friendly brands products at reasonable prices. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the variety of bamboo flooring products we can provide! Stop by our showroom or give us a call today to schedule your free estimate. We can even bring the flooring store to your Concord, CA home!
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