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What do you think about Bamboo Flooring?

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Lately I’ve been considering putting bamboo floors in our kitchen. They seem like a good looking alternative to hardwoods that also happens to be pretty good for the environment. What can you tell me about them?

Bamboo flooring is unique look, and while it is environmentally friendly – please note….it is fingernail soft. Meaning you can make a dent in it with your fingernail. Also, bamboo being a woody grass and not hardwood – should it need to ever be refinished…the results are not always so hot.
And in high traffic areas, tend to look worn very quickly.

If you want an environmentally friendly floor, consider either and engineered hardwood, or cork. Engineered hardwoods are considered environmentally friendly because they are not solid wood, and the layer of wood is thinner…therefore they get more flooring out of a board.

Cork is an EXCELLENT floor choice in a kitchen! It’s easy to stand on, it absorbs sound, if you drop something – whatever you dropped stands a chance of survival. It absorbs the warmth from you heating system in the winter, and it absorbs the coolness from the air conditioning in the summer…giving you a comfortable floor all year round. It comes in many styles and colors, if it gets dented – it will spring back…(think about a cork in a wine bottle), it’s hypoallergenic….AND it’s environmentally friendly because only the bark of the tree is harvested, and the bark regenerates every 10 years. It’s a very old flooring product that has developed a resurgence in popularity because we are becoming more careful with the environment. You’ll find cork floors in places like the Mayo Clinic…the Guggenheim museum…the Library of Congress…..so you know they will take a beating and keep on going! Every kitchen I’ve installed it in, the homeowners have been thrilled.

3 Responses to “What do you think about Bamboo Flooring?”

  1. Lenore H Says:

    oh its great i have it and oh ya its good
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  2. omar e Says:

    good
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  3. Felieca C Says:

    Bamboo flooring is unique look, and while it is environmentally friendly – please note….it is fingernail soft. Meaning you can make a dent in it with your fingernail. Also, bamboo being a woody grass and not hardwood – should it need to ever be refinished…the results are not always so hot.
    And in high traffic areas, tend to look worn very quickly.

    If you want an environmentally friendly floor, consider either and engineered hardwood, or cork. Engineered hardwoods are considered environmentally friendly because they are not solid wood, and the layer of wood is thinner…therefore they get more flooring out of a board.

    Cork is an EXCELLENT floor choice in a kitchen! It’s easy to stand on, it absorbs sound, if you drop something – whatever you dropped stands a chance of survival. It absorbs the warmth from you heating system in the winter, and it absorbs the coolness from the air conditioning in the summer…giving you a comfortable floor all year round. It comes in many styles and colors, if it gets dented – it will spring back…(think about a cork in a wine bottle), it’s hypoallergenic….AND it’s environmentally friendly because only the bark of the tree is harvested, and the bark regenerates every 10 years. It’s a very old flooring product that has developed a resurgence in popularity because we are becoming more careful with the environment. You’ll find cork floors in places like the Mayo Clinic…the Guggenheim museum…the Library of Congress…..so you know they will take a beating and keep on going! Every kitchen I’ve installed it in, the homeowners have been thrilled.
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    Flooring manager, retail store – 10 years

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