If you’re looking for a sustainable alternative to traditional wood flooring, have you considered natural bamboo? Since only 16% to 20% of the bamboo crop is harvested every year, this leaves over 80% remaining. Furthermore, given its consistency, strength, and density, it is an excellent choice for homeowners that want to have a warm, natural look and feel throughout their house.
There are several advantages of natural bamboo flooring. At the top of the list is its Janka rating. It’s important to note that when woods are harder and denser, they are less likely to become dented. This can make a significant difference in homes where there is a lot of foot traffic, furniture moving, and other activities that may cause floors to become dented.
Consider the average Janka hardness ratings of these traditional types of wood floors:
- Northern Red Oak: 1290
- North American Maple: 1450
- Brazilian Cherry: 2800
Now compare the above Janka hardness ratings with the results from Trinity Bamboo’s Strand Bamboo:
- Natural Solid Strand Bamboo: 3780
- Carbonized Solid Strand Bamboo: 3646
Bamboo flooring is also a good choice when considering various climate conditions. In areas that experience below 35% Relative Humidity or above 55% Relative Humidity, there are notable advantages of Engineered Strand Bamboo Flooring. This is because the Engineered Strand Bamboo Flooring has been demonstrated to expand and contract less than a Solid Strand Bamboo floor.
Are you also looking for bamboo flooring accessory ideas? Since there are many types of bamboo flooring accessories available, you can explore your options when you order bamboo flooring samples. Once you see the variety of styles and colors, chances are that you will discover additional bamboo flooring accessory ideas.
When you are installing bamboo flooring on stairs, landings, and other areas, having the right type of matching bamboo flooring accessories makes a significant difference in the overall appearance. While some homeowners may prefer a uniform appearance, others may enjoy having some contrast.
In sun rooms and other interior-exterior living spaces, homeowners will also appreciate how easy bamboo flooring is to maintain. Natural bamboo flooring can brighten up these areas as well as kitchens and foyers.