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Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring is a Great Choice For Your Home

strand woven bamboo flooringPerhaps you are pondering what you could do to increase the beauty of your home, and you just cannot figure out what it is. Well, you could opt for a hardwood floor, as they are becoming popular again. Think about it; how many of your friends and family have a hardwood floor? You can probably name quite a few right away, as the benefits of having one are great: they are so simple to keep clean from allergens and dust-like substances; they are also gorgeous for their physical beauty, too.

One type of hardwood flooring, for example, that is becoming extremely popular all around the world is strand woven bamboo flooring; as the name indicates, this flooring is made of bamboo(yes, the grasses that pandas in Asia ingest). So, if you are thinking of getting a new floor, make it a strand woven bamboo floor!

You are probably wondering what actual type of flooring you are going to receive if and when you have the  flooring installed. Well, to be precise, “Moso” bamboo stalks are cut, boiled, and dried for awhile, which creates “strands”. These strands are then pushed and flattened under extremely high pressures, which creates a solid plank; this type of bamboo flooring (i.e., strand-woven ) is different from other types in that the solid planks are twice as dense! Because it has such a high density, it is very idealistic for any home that has a lot of people frequenting the area. As an example, if a household has two parents, a grandma, and six kids running around it, you are going to want flooring that is not going to be destroyed in two weeks, and this type will last much longer, as it is scientifically proven to be the most durable form of any bamboo flooring offered in the contemporary markets.

There are many different ways of getting the flooring into your home, whether you have a professional contractor do it, or you opt to do it yourself. Also, there are many methods to have it installed, too. For example, you could have it nailed, stapled, glued, or some other method of holding it in place. Thus, it is probably best for you to assess how you want it to appear in your home. One added benefit of having the strand-woven bamboo over the normal one is this fact: it does not leave any materials out of the process; that is to say, all pieces of the bamboo made for your floor go directly into your floor. As such, there are no garbage pieces left behind, meaning there is a positive ecological and environmental impact for purchasing this type of flooring, too! Now, go and purchase your new flooring system!

Fixing Those Scratches On Bamboo Flooring

bamboo_floor_strandHomeowners spend a lot of time and effort upgrading the look and value of their homes by installing bamboo flooring. After all of that work, realizing that you may need to keep up with scratch repair can be frustrating. No matter what type of bamboo you’ve installed – whether its engineered, solid plank, or strand woven bamboo, fixing minor scratches and abrasions should be part of your annual maintenance schedule.

Depending on the type of bamboo you have in your home, you may have to do minor repairs more or less frequently. With strand bamboo flooring repairs will generally have to occur the least frequently. This is because the stranded bamboo is by far superior in terms of durability and resilience. Plank bamboo is generally the softest and least dense of the three major types available and will require the most frequent repair and maintenance.

No matter what type of bamboo flooring you have installed in your home, make sure to do a little research first. There are many products available on the market to fix scratches in wood floors, but not all of them are appropriate or safe for bamboo. Some may even discolor or ruin the surface of your floor. If you have any doubts as to whether or not a product is suitable, make sure you check with the manufacturer or the dealer that you purchased your bamboo floor from. They should be able to point you in the direction of recommended products to fix those annoying scratches.

As you continue to live and enjoy your floor, make sure to schedule that routine maintenance such as scratch repairs. This will help keep your floor durable and sturdy for years to come. After such a major investment of time and money, simple annual maintenance is all that is needed to keep you floor beautiful for decades to come.