Do you want style beneath your feet? One of the hottest trends in kitchen flooring right now is bamboo. And it’s not hard to figure out why. From its versatile colors and style to its sustainability and practicality, more and more homeowners are choosing bamboo floors for their home.
Here are 3 reasons to consider bamboo flooring:
- Eco-Friendly and Healthy. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable flooring materials available. Unlike traditional hardwoods that take 20-120 years to mature, bamboo is ready in 3-5 years, and harvesting doesn’t affect the root system, meaning the plant can simply keep growing over and over again. Bamboo floors are also known for their low levels of chemical emissions, or VOCs, and for resisting allergens. When it comes to cleaning, all the homeowner needs to do is use a damp cloth – no cleaning chemicals are necessary!
- Practical. A lot of people worry about the practicality of bamboo flooring, but the reality is it actually stronger than steel yet flexible enough to use in building. In regards to price, bamboo floors tend to be less per square foot when compared to common hardwood flooring like oak, walnut or pine. Naturally moisture repellant and fire resistant, its no wonder bamboo has become a common kitchen flooring trend.
- Color and Style. Although bamboo comes in two colors (natural tan and carbonized brown), it’s easy to adjust the color to fit with any color. Plyboo has created a wide variety of color choices and variations that go beyond the standard.
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