Regular or Stranded Bamboo Flooring Types and Care
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Bamboo flooring is an attractive, eco-friendly, affordable and practical choice for homes. It is highly durable which means it is a perfect fit for busiest of foot traffic. And it comes in a variety of shades, so you can select flooring that will match the style of the room you are outfitting. Ask your Costen Floors consultant to help you select the bamboo that suits your needs

Regular or Stranded Bamboo Flooring

  • You can choose between regular bamboo and stranded bamboo flooring. The difference between the two comes in how they are manufactured.
  • Regular bamboo flooring is typically made from multiple bamboo species. Bamboo shoots are harvested, and then formed into planks.
  • The stranded flooring is made from bamboo fibers. The fibers are softened, and then separated, before being reconstituted into planks. The stranded board is then sanded and coated with an aluminum oxide finish for resiliency.
  • Stranded bamboo is valued for its strength, as it is said to be the strongest variety of bamboo flooring and two to three times stronger than oak. Its strength makes it durable, which means it is a terrific choice for busy areas in homes.

Bamboo floors also carry the benefit of being moisture resistant, and this is especially true with the stranded variety. This will enhance the longevity of your floor, adding value to your flooring investment.

Basic Care

  • Vacuum or sweep regularly and remove spills promptly
  • Use area rugs with non-abrasive or felt backing on high traffic areas
  • Keep pets’ claws trimmed to avoid excess scratches or gouges
  • Use drapes, curtains or blinds to limit direct sunlight as UV rays will affect the color of the floor
  • Do not wet-mop. Slightly damp mopping is acceptable. Too much water will cause the floor to swell and cup
  • Do not use wax, soap, oil or any other household cleaners
  • Do not walk on the floor in stiletto-type heels or athletic cleats
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