When we bought the house that we’re renovating, we knew one thing – there would be NO carpet in the house when we got done. This is the original vinyl sheet flooring that came with the house when we moved in. I have always hated it. Is peeling at the thresholds, is scratched and chipped in places and has a strange texture to it that HOLDS dirt and grime no matter how much I scrub. Bamboo flooring is a beautiful, durable and ecologically friendly way to improve your floors, and at a decent price too.
Our prep work included taking all children to school/ daycare, taking out all the furniture and piling it in the living room, removing our quarter round toe kick trim with a crowbar thingy, thoroughly cleaning the yucky old sheet vinyl so there was nothing to make unevenness in the new planks and that was it! We opened several boxes and mixed them together- also a great suggestion from the box directions, as to mix up the patterns and colors, as each plank/batch is a bit different and you want the different patterns and grains of the wood to be mixed through out your floor.
Home Legend bamboo flooring is especially lovely, and they have really perfected the art of turning ordinary bamboo into hardy, lovely and elegant flooring solutions for any color scheme, style or taste preference. Before we get into the specific brands and types, we’ll touch on bamboo flooring in general and what you can reasonably expect from the product. We’ll compare Home Legend bamboo flooring to other products on the market and see how it compares. Because it it compressed, bamboo laminate flooring is both durable and flexible.
Basically laminate bamboo flooring is a substance created by compressing bamboo fibers into a mold and then treating it in a certain way that brings out various colors and textures. Laminate bamboo flooring is molded in a way that lets it ‘click’ together with great ease. This means that anyone can install home legend bamboo flooring, or any laminate flooring for that matter, in a snap.
Carbonized bamboo flooring has essentially been heat treated in order to darken the texture. For more information regarding laminate bamboo flooring and the carbonization process, check out my bamboo flooring review article (will post link later). There are literally thousands of options for flooring out there; what Home Legend brings to the table is quality and proprietary technology intended to improve the experience of the buyer in installation and use. Popular wood colors like walnut and chestnut are available, as well as a few more exotic varieties.