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In ancient times, floors weren’t anything close to what we know them to be today. They were just a patch of tamped down dirt that was sometimes strewn with unworked materials, such as hay and straw for people to walk on. While traditional dirt floors are still used in some parts of the world, there is a huge selection of flooring options available today. And, we understand that choosing the right flooring type for your home or other building can be confusing. That’s why we created this website. Although we’re not flooring specialists, we can provide you with some useful information about the different types of flooring. This information can guide you through the flooring selection process but also help you identify the right flooring contractor for your needs. Welcome aboard!



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Why You Should Consider Installing Bamboo Flooring in Your Home

by Ella Lawrence

When it comes to residential flooring installation, there are numerous flooring types available for you to choose from. Bamboo flooring is one of the best types of flooring you can install in your home because it's designed to be used in most rooms throughout your home.

Highlighted below are some of the top benefits of bamboo flooring installation for your home.

Bamboo flooring can deliver the look and performance of hardwood with less maintenance.

Although bamboo is a grass and not a tree, many of the larger mature bamboo plants have a very woody appearance and exhibit most of the properties of hardwoods. Every bit of bamboo flooring is as hard as most hardwoods, and this flooring can even be refinished in the same way. What's more, bamboo is slightly more water resistant than natural wood.

If you're looking for a non-wood flooring material that can provide the look and durability of hardwood flooring but without requiring as much maintenance, look no further than bamboo flooring.

Bamboo flooring is an eco-friendly flooring option.

When compared to hardwood flooring, bamboo is a more environmentally friendly flooring option for your home.

Bamboo is a fast-growing plant that matures within a much shorter duration than trees. This means that bamboo inventories can be grown, harvested, and replenished much faster than hardwoods. From an environmental point of view, bamboo plants are a better choice of flooring material than hardwoods. 

Bamboo flooring can withstand extreme conditions.

One of the major drawbacks of hardwood flooring is that it isn't suitable for use in certain environments. If you live in an area that experiences significant variations in temperature and humidity levels throughout the year, your hardwood flooring may not react well to the changes. A common sign of weather damage to hardwood floors is visible cracks and gaps on your floor surfaces after a winter spell.

Bamboo offers superior resistance to weather-induced damage and will perform well in areas where hardwoods would easily shrink, swell and warp due to heat, moisture or humidity.

Bamboo flooring is a stylish flooring choice for your home.

While bamboo flooring has the appearance and feel of hardwood, it is still uniquely different. Plus, it is available in a huge selection of styles, colours and finishes so you can create a look that is truly exclusive to your home.

Get in touch with a flooring installer near you to get a quote for your bamboo flooring installation project.