Tiger Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo Flooring - 2013
Tiger Bamboo Flooring
The use of bamboo as a construction material has steadily risen in the last few years and with the increasing availability of tiger bamboo flooring materials and the popularity of environmental friendly products, it can only be expected that bamboo will continue to grow in terms of popularity and overall “market share.”
The reason why tiger bamboo flooring merits a special mention among the many types of bamboo flooring materials is because it employs an innovative and eco-friendly manufacturing process that is both readily available and cheap. Tiger bamboo flooring is actually made up of woven strands of bamboo combined with carbonized bamboo strips to create a versatile and unique design that is sure to add personality to any room. Today, tiger bamboo flooring is commonly found in many commercial areas as a decorative piece and it is expected to make its way into more and more homes in a few years time.
Bamboo flooring first took to its newfound fame when testing of the material showed that it had the properties to compete against standard hardwood flooring materials. In fact, by most analysis, bamboo flooring is stronger than traditional hardwood materials like oak. This can be traced to the way the bamboo flooring is put together:
In the production of bamboo flooring, strands of bamboo strips compressed with very high pressure are fused together via naturally-occurring glue to form the final product. Tiger bamboo flooring is made with intricate designs in mind so when the strands and strips are fused together they create a criss-cross pattern that is both pleasing to the eyes as well as resistant to most types of damage.
Specific to tiger bamboo flooring, customers actually have the option to customize the percentage of natural and carbonized bamboo strips in the material. More carbonized strips give it an aged look, not to mention strength and sturdiness while more natural strips give an organic luster that is visually appealing and also easy to maintain. The typical options for customers include 80-20 natural to carbonized tiger bamboo flooring or 70-30 of the same materials.
Tiger bamboo flooring also offers other excellent properties such as its low formaldehyde content making it safe for any home application, enhanced environmental sustainability due to the fast growth rate of bamboo trees versus typical hardwood products, and laudable aesthetic qualities enough to give any hardwood floor a run for its money. Most manufacturers also stand by the integrity of their product offering 5-year wear warranty and 25-year delamination warranty on most tiger bamboo flooring products.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of tiger bamboo flooring is in its pricing. Standard 5/8 x 3-3/4 tiles cost $2-$3 versus hardwood that can climb up to $10-$12 for the save size coverage. Given the durability, elegance, ease of maintenance, low installation costs and aesthetic qualities comparable to that of traditional hardwood flooring, what’s not to love with tiger bamboo flooring?
Homeowners can greatly benefit by opening their eyes to alternative building materials like tiger bamboo flooring. It is the future of sustainable building construction; and the future has began today. There's no reason to not include yourself in the revolution sweeping the home construction industry.