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What Are the Advantages of Bamboo Flooring as Compared to Traditional Hardwood Flooring?

Both bamboo and hardwood are environmentally-friendly flooring options that have a variety of benefits. Bamboo and hardwood are both aesthetically pleasing materials that complement many different décor styles. When comparing the two, however, bamboo flooring takes the lead for the following reasons:

  • Faster Source Replenishment: Bamboo is one of the most sustainable products that you can put in your home. The trees that supply hardwood can take 15-100 years to completely grow back, but bamboo, a grass, grows extremely fast—within 3-7 years, it will replenish itself! While this is great news for the environment, it is also helpful to consumers: Since bamboo is so plentiful, it is a cost-effective flooring material.

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  • Greater Stability: The stability of a floor depends on its ability to expand and contract in relation to the temperature and climate. Bamboo is actually 50% more stable than wood, since the material is better able to adapt to a variety of climates. Stability like this is especially helpful in areas with drastically different seasons, like the Northeast.
  • Extensive Warranty: Bamboo is incredibly durable and easy to maintain. Because of this, manufacturers feel confident enough to outfit it with a long-term warranty to protect it against damage. As long as you properly care for it and damp-mop it instead of soak it, it should last you for many years.

Bay Carpet is one of the best and most affordable carpet stores in New York. We offer a variety of quality flooring materials to please every taste, as well as expert same-day installation services. To learn more about our services or to schedule an at-home flooring consultation, visit our website or call (718) 366-5001.