QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How much will it cost to install bamboo flooring? How to clean bamboo floors? Find answers to those questions and more below.
Bamboo Flooring FAQs
Bamboo flooring can be a cost-efficient flooring option, even in a large room. First, bamboo is extremely durable, which means it could last for decades with proper care and maintenance. Over time, bamboo floors can pay for themselves. Additionally, bamboo can add to your home’s value. As a visually striking species of hardwood, bamboo is a unique selling point for many homeowners, creating a memorable and stylish impression.
If you look up how to clean bamboo flooring, you’ll find millions of blogs, forums, and comment threads — all offering different (and sometimes contradictory) advice. For effective and reliable bamboo care instructions, you should always refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Following the manufacturer’s recommendations will produce the best results, maximizing the beauty and durability of your bamboo floors. That said, it’s usually a good idea to sweep daily and mop at least once per week. Avoid using products that could dull or damage your flooring, and never mix cleaning products together.
Bamboo is famous for growing quickly — but speed isn’t bamboo’s only asset. It also has plenty of strength, with certain varieties ranked near the top of the Janka hardness scale. The Janka hardness scale measures the firmness and damage-resistance of wood, which means high-ranking species are tough and durable. Strand-woven bamboo flooring, which is made by using intense heat and pressure to combine individual bamboo fibers, is well known for its impressive durability, which makes it a popular choice in all types of homes and apartments.
Bamboo flooring has numerous benefits, including high durability, resistance to moisture, resistance to stains, and resistance to scratches or claw marks. Bamboo also comes in a wide variety of shades, patterns, and plank widths, making it easy to create a customized look that’s uniquely “you” (and pairs with your furniture). Since bamboo is a type of hardwood flooring, it can also increase the value of your home; but even if you aren’t looking to sell, there’s no question it will increase your home’s beauty and elegance. With so many benefits to bamboo flooring, it’s hard to go wrong!