Have You Considered Bamboo Floors for Your New Home as a Timber alternative?
The type of flooring for a new home is something that you need to consider for every single room in the house. There are a number of options and Bamboo flooring is one worth considering.
Bamboo floors are usually chosen for three reasons:
- The eco-credentials,
- Its good looks and
- the affordability.
Bamboo floors have gained a wider acceptance as a timber flooring alternative, and have become quite popular as a cheaper alternative to solid timber floors.
Bamboo is also a quick growing renewable resource so it has a sustainability aspect to it that many people building new homes appreciate.
Bamboo comes from a variety of sources, however, some are greener than others. It’s a good idea to check it comes from a verified sustainable sources such as the FSC ( Forest Stewardship Council ).
Bamboo is fast growing, biodegradable and insect resistant. It comes in a wide range of colours and is quick to install. Even though it's a solid floor it arrives pre-finished.
Like any floor Bamboo floors can scratch. It can’t be sanded back and refinished like timber can. Although Bamboo floors are durable and hard wearing, be aware that some bamboo flooring is more hard-wearing than others. A Bamboo floor can come in a variety of colour stains so when selecting, it's good to remember that they may also fade over time. Finally the planks have a slight bevel in the edges which can be visible in well lit areas.
Flooring Options For New Homes
Part of our Flooring Choices For Your New Home series.
This series of articles is designed to help you explore flooring options for your new home. For more information on Bamboo floors when you are looking to build a new home, arrange a time to speak to us.
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