Dark Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo Flooring - 2013
Dark Bamboo Flooring
One of best alternative materials available for home construction is dark bamboo flooring. Especially with the industry shift in mindset to more eco-friendly materials, not to mention an added emphasis on carbon footprint reduction, the rare blend of durability, aesthetics, and affordability in bamboo flooring is fueling renewed interest in interior design based on bamboo materials.
Of course, there is no interest more pronounced in this area than that directed for the darker shades of bamboo flooring tiles. For starters, dark bamboo flooring materials closely mimic the look and texture of time-tested wooden flooring materials like oak and teak. The purchase cost of a standard tile of bamboo flooring is further tipping the scales in favor of this new material; bamboo flooring tiles can cost a tenth of the selling price for traditional wooden materials. Any homeowner who’s looking to save money in a very tough economy but wouldn’t want to sacrifice the aesthetics of a house long in-need of remodeling would be inclined to pick bamboo over conventional materials.
Aside from the above reasons, dark bamboo flooring also enjoys considerable advantages that make it independently stand-out as a construction material of choice for interior designs. Bamboo tiles are typically made from strand-woven methods. Strips of bamboo are cut to the desired sizes and woven together before being pressed and heated to form the resultant tiles. The finished product is very durable and more resistant to scuffing and even water attacks than conventional wooden materials.
Because of this manufacturing method, dark bamboo flooring boasts some masterful characteristics not seen in conventional construction materials, to wit:
§ Emphasis on the use of eco-friendly manufacturing processes and materials. Many dark bamboo flooring tiles are made from materials that have ultra-low formaldehyde content as required by industry standards. The same can’t be said of more wooden flooring tiles because of the greater need for a bonding agent due to its thickness.
§ The harvesting of bamboo is environmentally sustainable. Bamboo is only gathered from matured trees which take about 3-5 years to grow. The turnaround is significantly faster compared to conventional wooden trees that take more than 25 years prior to becoming suitable for harvesting.
§ Most manufacturers give a 25-year non-delamination warranty as proof of their confidence in their products. Again, this can’t be said of traditional flooring materials.
Indeed, the advance of dark bamboo flooring materials is based on sound attributes of the bamboo material. More than just the hype and the fad, bamboo flooring tiles are durable, easy-to-maintain, easy-to-install, cheap, and environmentally sustainable materials that carry much value versus traditional materials.
It’s a boon for owners of older residences to realize they can drastically cut their remodeling expenditures or for new home owners to know that they can build a new home at less expense simply by switching to dark bamboo flooring; a material that "only" happens to be more durable, more eco-friendly, and more affordable. That’s a trifecta that’s quite simply too hard to beat!