Enhance your Adelaide home with magnificent bamboo flooring

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The popularity of bamboo flooring is on the rise, as Adelaide home owners discover its many benefits. This remarkable flooring option is not only stunning in appearance but also is manufactured from a completely renewable resource. With a range of gorgeous colours to choose from, bamboo flooring suits a variety of different interior styles.

Benefits of installing bamboo flooring in your Adelaide home
Beauty

Bamboo is an ideal flooring choice for home owners who want a striking look. If you are looking to inject exotic beauty into your home, bamboo is the right choice for you. There is an array of stunning colours to choose from that are sure to enhance the appearance of your home.

Durable

Bamboo flooring provides exceptional strength and durability owing to the process it is manufactured. Many people are surprised to learn that woven bamboo flooring is actually two times stronger than domestic oak. What makes woven bamboo so strong is the integration of the bamboo stalks, which were traditionally omitted from the manufacturing process. These days, the stalks and bamboo strands are crushed together to form blocks using high-pressure methods. Planks are then sawn off these blocks, which make up the flooring.

Easy to install

When investing in new flooring you ultimately want to enjoy your new floor as quickly as possible. The good news about bamboo flooring is it is simple to install. There is a variety of interlocking bamboo flooring options available.

Eco Friendly

You only have to compare the harvesting rates of hardwood and bamboo to see just how renewable bamboo is. While it can take anywhere between 20 to 120 years for hardwood to reach maturity, bamboo is a completely renewable resource and only takes three to five years. Furthermore, unlike hardwood that has to be replanted, as bamboo is a grass the root system stays intact when harvested, and will grow again contributing to its eco-friendly nature.

How to take care and maintain bamboo flooring in your Adelaide home

Once your bamboo flooring has been installed you will want to do everything you can to protect the stunning surface. Fortunately, bamboo is relatively easy to maintain and by following the steps below your flooring will last a lifetime.

Get rid of dust, sand and grit

The biggest hazard to the surface of your bamboo flooring is dust, sand and grit. Often these small particles are attached to the bottom of your shoes without your knowledge. Despite being tiny, they can cause a lot of damage, as they act essentially like sandpaper. As you walk across your floor, the particles grind against it causing scratches.

There are several measures you can take to avoid these abrasive materials ruining the surface. One preventative measure is to regularly sweep or vacuum your bamboo floors so they particles don’t build up. Another simple tip is to place rugs and mats at the entrance of your home. This will stop the abrasive particles in their tracks and prevent them from making their way onto your bamboo flooring.

Water

Similarly to hardwood timber flooring, bamboo floors can also be damaged by water. While bamboo flooring is more resilient than most hardwoods, you still must be vigilant to avoid damage. Once water penetrates the porous surface and soaks in, deep stains can occur that are impossible to eliminate. The flooring can also warp as a result of water damage.

To avoid damage, it is crucial you don’t allow your bamboo flooring to be moist for longer than a few minutes. In regards to cleaning your floor, use a damp mop to eradicate any surface stains. When it comes to using cleaning products, follow the manufacturer’s guide closely. At RP Quality Floors we sell specialised cleaning products and equipment for bamboo floors.

If you are interested in installing bamboo flooring in your Adelaide home, talk to our professionals at RP Quality Floors.