You can’t shove a square peg through a round hole, and you can’t make a flat floor using rounded bamboo stalks. That’s why our skilled workers feed the hollow bamboo poles through a specially designed slicer, splicing them into thin, equally sized strips before peeling away their green outer layer.
The next thing we wondered was: what is the quality of bamboo flooring?
Top-quality bamboo flooring is as durable as traditional hardwood flooring. However, quality can vary, and bamboo does tend to absorb more moisture than hardwoods. For those who prefer modern decor, bamboo flooring has a clean, contemporary look. Properly finished bamboo flooring cleans easily with a mop and mild soap.
Bamboo is considered an eco-friendly option. Because bamboo flooring is technically a grass. Therefore, it regenerates in three to five years, far faster than typical timber. Horticulturists also believe that the harvesting bamboo can actually help improve growing conditions – much as carefully engineered, selective timber harvesting helps a.
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Is bamboo flooring the same as hardwood flooring?
Bamboo flooring is often mistaken for another type of hardwood flooring, and it is, in fact, commonly understood as “ solid-hardwood” flooring. Both bamboo and hardwood have a similar look and feel, and both are available in 3/4-inch thick solid planks as well as engineered versions with a finish-quality natural veneer applied over man-made core layers.
You might be asking “What is the difference between bamboo flooring and hardwood?”
Here is what my research found. hardwood floors are natural and durable, but expensive. Bamboo floors are cheaper and growing in popularity. While hardwood flooring can last up to 75 – 100 years, bamboo floors have a lifespan of 10 – 25 years. Both types of flooring are prone to warping from humidity in the environment.
Bamboo flooring is more natural than a laminate floor, and it is one of its significant advantages. Some home buyers love the look of a natural bamboo floor, and they mostly prefer it to a laminate option, especially when the laminate floors are of lower-quality.
Does bamboo flooring have formaldehyde?
Bamboo floors often contain what is referred to as “trace amounts” of urea formaldehyde used in the production process. While high concentrations of formaldehyde can be harmful, bamboo floors are not toxic inherently. Additionally, they are subject to rigorous regulation to ensure that products are safe before they hit the market.
You might be asking “Does bamboo flooring contain harmful formaldehyde?”
The emission levels also decrease over time. Most strand woven types of bamboo flooring are treated with phenolic formaldehyde, unlike urea-formaldehyde that’s used in mostly engineered or hardwood bamboo flooring. Phenolic formaldehyde isn’t as harmful as urea-formaldehyde. However, the levels of urea-formaldehyde used are also very low.