Durable, Modern, Easy to Clean, and Green
Floor Coverings International is your local provider for bamboo flooring in the Lowcountry, Charleston, and Mount Pleasant, South Charleston areas. In recent years, bamboo flooring has become a very popular choice throughout the Lowcountry because it has the durability of hardwood but is more eco-friendly, especially compared to traditional hardwood floors. All the buzz about bamboo flooring is sure to raise a lot of questions, so we are available to our help our customers with free, in-home estimates.
Our flooring experts are trained in all sorts of eco-friendly flooring, including bamboo. We encourage and support our clients’ desire to go green in these environmentally conscious times, so we are prepared to assist you every step of the way as you go green in your home or office.
Advantages & Disadvantages
The main advantage of bamboo flooring is that it is very sturdy while still being earth-friendly. Bamboo is described as sustainable because unlike most hardwood species, bamboo is a fast growing plant with complex root systems that rejuvenate quickly, making it a favorite among conservationists. Natural bamboo flooring is ranks high on the Janka Hardness scale, just above white oak and ash. Bamboo flooring is also great for creating a modern look in any room with it’s subtle grain pattern. Additionally, it is quite easy to clean.
On the other hand, bamboo can be susceptible to scratches. If you are planning on having bamboo installed in a high-traffic area of the home, make sure it is sealed properly. This will help to prevent scrapes and scuffing and give you peace of mind.
Appearance & Style Options
Most bamboo flooring has a honey-colored finish with a slightly mottled looking appearance, although it can be stained to almost any hue. It comes in two types: horizontal, or flat-pressed, and vertical, or side-pressed. Horizontal bamboo flooring has wide lines that run through it, while vertical has a more consistent appearance.
Bamboo flooring is known for being available in a wide range of colors and stains. You can find bamboo in shades from the lightest yellow tones to shades so dark they are practically black. Because we partner with premier flooring manufacturers, we have access to the top brands and best quality bamboo flooring.
With so many options in bamboo flooring in Charleston, SC, it can be dizzying to choose the perfect one for your unique setting. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International of Charleston and the Lowcountry, South Carolina help. Call or click to schedule your free in-home consultation today! To see our work with bamboo flooring, check out our Houzz project.
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