Using bamboo for flooring has become one
of the hottest trends in decorating, especially
among those who are looking to go "green."
Bamboo is actually a grass that is harvested
from managed plantations. It is an easily
replenished resource that grows back about
four years after it has been cut. Harvesting
bamboo does not destroy wildlife habitats.
Bamboo flooring comes as prefinished engineered
boards that have an exotic striped grain.
It can be ordered in a variety of light to
dark wood tones. The engineered boards are
installed as a floating floor that is laid
by gluing the tongue and groove edges or
by simply snapping the edges together. This
makes them easier to install than solid wood
boards, and they are less likely to expand
and contract. These floors are very durable,
as they are manufactured with multiple layers
Bamboo floors have a warm, natural
They can be used in homes of
any age and
style. They are suitable for
almost any room
in the house, especially living
rooms, family rooms, bedrooms,
Clean bamboo floors by vacuuming
frequently and occasionally mopping
with clear water.