If you haven't checked out Bamboo Flooring yet, you owe it to yourself to stop by our showroom and have a look. Bamboo flooring is very good looking and its durability approaches that of hardwood flooring. Bamboo might be the look you have been seeking. Stop by and talk to an experienced Flooring Design Specialist.
Bamboo flooring is very popular for its beauty but also because of its renew-ability as a resource. It is comparable to many hard woods, such as maple, but grows in a fraction of the time that hardwoods take to mature. It could take over 100 years for a hard wood tree to mature to the point where it can be used as flooring. Over time this can take a huge toll on forests. Bamboo, being a grass, readily regrows and matures in roughly 4 years.
There are two major kinds of bamboo flooring on the market- Engineered Bamboo and Stranded Bamboo. Engineered Bamboo is is not one hundred percent bamboo, but it much more durable that true bamboo. It also offers better moisture resistance that true bamboo, which will prevent it from warping and buckling even in very damp climates.
Stranded Bamboo is made with fibers of bamboo which have been shredded. The shredded fibers are then mixed with an adhesive, and pressure is applied to make the bamboo flooring sheets. This type of bamboo flooring is the most durable, however, because of the high density of the wood it is very difficult to install correctly.
We highly recommend that you take samples home. It is important to see the products in your own lighting rather than only in the showroom lit with flourescent lights. We suggest you also look at them in the daylight as well as evening. It's amazing how different each sample might look from one setting to another.
We have samples of all our flooring. If you would like a larger sample, often times we can order one for you. We have many times matched up what customers have seen somewhere else. There is NO charge to take samples home and no problem taking multiple samples to compare and contrast.