Hardwood Flooring Species: Bamboo

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What are the qualities of bamboo hardwood flooring?

Hardwood Flooring Species: Bamboo

Janka Hardness Scale Rating: 1380 (natural); 1180 (carbonized)

Bamboo offers durability and ecological friendliness and therefore is a great choice for hardwood floors. Once dried, bamboo becomes extremely strong, making it an ideal material for flooring. Those living in high humidity areas similar to bamboo's native Asia can benefit from using bamboo floors as the wood is more resistant to moisture than other wood species.

Bamboo grows rapidly, and is therefore kinder to the environment as crop or forest depletion is less likely. However, for greater durability without sacrificing the look you're after, consider a bamboo-look laminate flooring.

   

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