When revamping the floors in your home, you will want to give careful consideration to the beauty of bamboo flooring. However, you may find that there are different types of bamboo flooring – residential and commercial. If you are tough on your floors – moving furniture, wear high heels, have children running about, or just walk heavy in general – you will definitely want to go with commercial bamboo flooring in your home.
Commercial bamboo flooring is more expensive, yes, but it may end up reducing future costs later on. By investing in your floor now, you will save money by not having to replace it in the future. Commercial bamboo flooring is created for harder and tougher use than your typical bamboo flooring. Even though regular bamboo flooring is durable and strong, with commercial bamboo flooring, you get the added strength and durability of woven strands.
Typical bamboo flooring is created when the bamboo stalks are cut into strips, which are then glued together under extreme pressure. This leads to a solid plank product. For commercial bamboo flooring planks (typically called strand-woven bamboo), however, both smaller pieces and strips are woven together, molded, and then pressure-glued together at high-intensity levels in order to create a more durable product.
When bamboo strands are actually woven together, you get this commercial grade flooring that has become the economical choice for those folks who want to make an eco-friendly statement, but still want a beautiful durable product. If you invest just a little more in your flooring now, years later you will not have to deal with the headache of moving & displaced furniture and avoiding the area under construction. Choosing the right flooring up front will save you both time and money later.
Both products are created for high traffic areas, but strand/commercial bamboo flooring scores higher on the flooring durability scale than your typical bamboo flooring does. Both will look beautiful in any home.
For all of those homeowners who want the glossy and smooth finish to last for years to come, the choice between commercial bamboo flooring and typical bamboo flooring is clear.
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