Bamboo flooring has become a popular alternative to traditional hardwood floors. Although the finished product can look similar to some hardwood floors, bamboo is actually a type of grass. It’s also generally cheaper than hardwood options and has gained a lot of attention for being an incredibly eco-friendly material.
The best thing about bamboo is that it’s an impressively green and renewable building material. Bamboo grass stalks can grow up to one metre in a single day, reaching full height in just three to five years of planting. Comparatively, hardwood trees can take up to twenty years to reach their full height.
After harvesting, bamboo roots don’t need to be cut and will keep providing an annual crop for up to one hundred years. The root system continues to feed new shoots after harvesting, diverting nutrients away from other parts of the plant. Bamboo is also great for the surrounding environment its grown in. The stalks produce huge amounts of oxygen while they grow, and store dozens of litres of water during rainfall, releasing it back into the soil during drier seasons.
Aside from its environmental impact, bamboo is also hailed for its distinctive, funky look. Although the finished product looks very similar to hardwood, you can spot bamboo from the bold horizontal lines running through the surface. There also tends to be more variation between planks of bamboo, which creates a visually interesting, modern feel.
At Style HQ, we fit bespoke bamboo flooring in a variety of commercial and domestic settings. Committed to quality, luxury and intricate detailing, we’ll work with you to create a truly distinct bamboo floor. Get in touch here to find out more.