Bamboo Flooring and Other Exotic Floor Coverings

If you are looking for a great flooring option for your home that will be easy on the environment and that will also be easy on your wallet then you may want to look at bamboo flooring. The first advantage of bamboo flooring is that it is generally less expensive than traditional hardwood floors. You can save $1 or $2 per square foot by buying bamboo instead of a hardwood. The second advantage of bamboo flooring is that a bamboo plant can be replenished in about 5 years. This is because bamboo is a grass instead of a tree.

You have several options when it comes to buying bamboo hardwood floors. First you can buy it from an imported flooring store, or you can buy it from a domestic flooring store. Bamboo can be grown in the U.S. so you don’t have to buy expensive imported materials. The quality of the bamboo does not change just because it is grown in the U.S., however, colors will vary by its growing area. Color variations can also be caused by the amount of water the bamboo plant receives during its life.

If you want to save money on your exotic floors you can look at buying bamboo laminate floors. By buying a laminate you will be saving a significant amount of money per plank without sacrificing the beauty of the floor. In addition to offering both beauty and affordability bamboo laminates also offer you extra durability. Many laminate flooring manufacturers offer up to 15 and even 25 year warranties which make laminate an economical alternative to bamboo and other wood floors.