Hand Scraped Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo Flooring - 2013
What Is Hand Scraped Bamboo Flooring?
Bamboo flooring is one of the most popular floor options available on the market. Having a hardness rating comparable and even higher than most hardwood flooring, Bamboo is favored not only because of its price but because it has been found to be extremely environmental friendly when compared to other flooring options on the market.
While many people think of bamboo as a hardwood, it is in fact a grass. However, through a very complex process, the strands of bamboo are pressed together to achieve not only a high density material, but one of strength and durability.
Most homeowners who love the look of bamboo choose this option due to the versatility that it has achieved, especially when it comes to design. There are a number of different textures that can be achieved only with bamboo that are not available with other flooring options. One of the most popular choices among homeowners is hand scraped bamboo flooring. This type of bamboo flooring is the a great choice for homeowners who want a different feeling to their floor surface.
Often described as art that you can walk on, hand scraped bamboo flooring has achieved high popularity among homeowners because of the rustic touch it adds to any space that it is applied to. Hand scraped bamboo flooring also goes by a number of other names such as distressed bamboo flooring or textured flooring.
So what exactly is hand scraped bamboo flooring?
Hand scraped bamboo flooring refers to bamboo flooring that has been hand crafted by artisans who painstakingly take the time to scrape each of the woven bamboo strands on the bamboo board using only hand tools to give the floor the aforementioned rustic touch. This textured bamboo flooring thus offers the perfect floor setting for vintage or contemporary home designs.
For those homeowners who either enjoy the work or want to save money, are glad to find that most hand scraped bamboo flooring options are of the click-lock installation method. This is advantageous as it helps save the homeowner any contractor’s fees that would have been used in laying the floor. Coming in different plank styles such as the standard plank style or the wide plank style, the hand scraped bamboo flooring can be applied to any setting that you may choose.
Care for this type of bamboo flooring is rather similar to other available bamboo flooring options. This means that you can not allow water or liquid spills to stand for a long period of time on your hand scraped bamboo floor. If you do it could leave spots or other forms of notable damage.
When shopping for hand scraped bamboo flooring you will find that prices differ, especially for color and the texture. A number of flooring stores give away free samples so that homeowners can see which colors and designs would provide the best look for their particular home .