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Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring is gaining in popularity all over the world. The material is durable, easy to clean, and is more ecologically friendly than using hardwoods. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth, which makes it easily the most renewable source of natural building material.

Like any wooden surface, bamboo flooring can be scratched and/or dented even with a quality finish. However, it can also be refinished just as easily as a typical wooden floor. Because bamboo is relatively new to North American home builders, there are sometimes problems with quality control as well.

Horizontal grain, natural color bamboo flooring is considered the hardest and most durable, with vertical grain being a close second. Bamboo that has been darkened (without stains) is typically softer due to the process it must undergo. However, staining natural color, horizontal grained bamboo can offer the benefits of coloration and durability.

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