Bamboo flooring offers a very rich visual textured look with its combination of hardwood strips. The small print of the manufacturer need to be adhered strictly seeing that some manufactures don’t provide warranty in the event that installed in a bathroom. In advance of bamboo installation inside a bathroom, the sub-contract floor should be guaranteed clean, dry and also leveled. The subwoofer floors will not rapport well with the glues if it is not dirt no cost. We put in bamboo wood flooring in our kitchen and entire downstairs two years ago.
After installation the particular flooring should be washed with frequent dusting in addition to sweeping. The use of real wood cleaner is recommended however never uses cleaners or wax to wash bamboo in a rest room. There are over 1,200 varieties of bamboo grown around the world, the most ideal bamboo for flooring is Moso or Moa due to its strength and density. You have brought out the idea that the bathroom can be a show piece of the home.
If being green is important to you, bamboo is considered a rapidly renewable resource. When bamboo is harvested, the root system remains in the ground and continues to grow and can be harvested again in 5-7 years. Since trees such as oak take 60 years or so years to grow, bamboo is considered an ideal sustainable material for the environmentally conscious. The durability, warmth and natural beauty of strand woven bamboo flooring, make it an eye-catching and atmosphere generating material that creates an immediate impression. Bamboo comes in three different color types, which are based on how they are created: Natural, Carbonized, and Stained.
Natural bamboo – After the harvesting and stripping processes, bamboo strips are boiled to eliminate impurities and it enhances the natural color of the bamboo. Bamboo is a light, almost blond wood color which is considered to be the ‘natural’ color. Carbonized bamboo – To carbonize bamboo,the bamboo strips are pressure-steamed after stripping in order to give the bamboo a darker color. This process actually decreases the strength of the bamboo about eight or ten percent.
Stained bamboo – Bamboo can also be stained into a wide spectrum of colors after the planks have been produced. Bamboo distributors can dye the wood virtually any color to accompany any interior design style. Bamboo pieces are laminated together either horizontally or vertically creating two different looks. Horizontally constructed boards are made from bamboo strips laid flat along the plank length and pressed together which gives it the look of bamboo with its characteristic nodes. It is important to know that a vertical pattern is considerably less durable than the horizontal pattern and that solid bamboo boards are softer than strand woven boards.