Floor Coverings International Concord is your local solution for bamboo flooring in the greater Concord, CA area. 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 know when deciding if it’s right for your home.

An Eco-Friendly Choice

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 a type of grass that can be harvested every 3-5 years. The harvesting process leaves the plant’s root system intact providing for decades of growth and harvesting. While you may not be convinced by a flooring made from grass, know that it is extremely durable and an excellent choice for a floor covering.

Bamboo Flooring Design

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 as well as the stain and finish of your floors. Most bamboo naturally has a honey-colored tone but can easily be stained in a variety of colors, from the lightest of shades to the darkest.

Furthermore, bamboo flooring comes in a variety of plank widths and finishes, giving you a range of options to customize the look of your floors. Like traditional hardwoods, you can choose a wide plank format or a standard strip width, which can then be topped with a matte, satin, or high gloss finish. Many bamboo wood floors can even be finished with a hand-scraped process to give more texture and character to your floors.

Hand Scraped Bamboo shutterstock_149997212 (c)Kunal Mehta

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 also very easy: a regular dry sweep or pass of a dust mop is usually all that is needed to remove debris from its surface. It also tends to resist moisture better than most traditional wood floors, but be sure to avoid standing water that could warp your bamboo planks.

Depending on its finish, 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

Our Partners

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 love the variety of bamboo flooring products we carry! Stop by our showroom or give us a call today at 925-363-4842 to schedule your free estimate. We’ll bring our great selection of flooring right to your Concord, CA home!

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Photo credits: © Santiago Cornejo, Kunal Mehta