The flooring specialist at Perth’s Rugs and Flooring Gallery highly recommend Bamboo flooring because of its durability, affordability and longevity. Manufactured and pre-finished it’s quick and easy to install, can be walked on immediately and will stand the test of time in any home or office.
A sustainable alternative to a hardwood timber floor, Bamboo is an eco-friendly, highly renewable, resource. When grown in its natural environment Bamboo needs no irrigation or fertiliser, and because it’s naturally resistant, pesticides are not required.
Bamboo is one of Mother Nature’s wonders. It’s a grass not a tree and contains cellulose fibres which doesn’t absorb moisture. It naturally grows much faster than wood, with the culms (poles) maturing in just 40 to 50 days. Unlike slow growing traditional hard woods which can take 20 to 120 years to mature, Bamboo takes about 3 to 5 years to reach full maturity.
Strand woven bamboo flooring is harder than solid timber, has an unlimited lifespan, is easy to maintain and is 99% termite safe. With its long and wide boards and range of interesting colours the beauty of bamboo is hard to beat, and its inherent strength and durability makes it a smart commercial flooring option.
As with every type of flooring, dust and sand represent the greatest threat to the surface of a bamboo floor. These tiny grains are abrasive and if they’re allowed to build up, they can scratch and damage the floor.
Prevention is better than cure, so we recommend that you either sweep or vacuum a bamboo floor regularly. Placing a rug or mat by the entrance doors will cut down on the amount of small particle debris that comes into the space.
To see our full range of domestic or commercial bamboo flooring in Perth, visit our showroom or visit our e-store.