Bamboo Flooring Pros And Cons – Since it largely comes from the Asian Phyllostachys pubescens plant that only takes three years to regenerate, bamboo flooring a green alternative to traditional hardware floors, with Green Builder. But the planks that make up the bamboo flooring is not without its fair share of problems
Bamboo flooring pros and cons, bamboo flooring is available in its natural, straw-colored, or in a darker form subjected to a thermal process. Colored and stained bamboo flooring is also available. Lime and boric acid used to treat the bamboo for the intersection repellent to termites and other wood pests and preventing various types of decay that may affect the parquet floor. Unfortunately, some Chinese manufacturers of bamboo planks using toxic chemicals to color the wood, according to Building Green.
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Bamboo flooring pros and cons, unlike natural bamboo which is lumpy and bumpy, after processing hardwood, bamboo flooring has a flat, smooth and glossy surface that is very attractive. Bamboo flooring can be installed quickly, because there is no need for on-site sanding or staining. Floor arrives ready to be fixed by the homeowner or a contractor. It should be left out in the room where it will be installed for two or three days before installation, to get used to the temperature and humidity. Bamboo floors are not impervious to moisture and may not be suitable for bathrooms or other areas of the home exposed to moisture. Certain foods and detergents may discolor bamboo flooring, but a protective layer of wax may help limit this risk.