Bamboo Flooring from Floor Factors
Nothing compares to the look and warmth of a real wood floor. Modern wood flooring is available in either solid or engineered planks. At Floor Factors, we primarily offer prefinished naturally-sourced flooring, which eliminates the need for onsite finishing.
Planks come in traditional glue down installation or glueless floating systems with styles ranging from narrow strip to wide hand-scraped planks. We offer a wide variety of natural flooring options, but our prefinished bamboo flooring offers a unique look and distinct set of benefits.
Benefits of Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo flooring is less expensive than hardwood and is a perfect choice for those who want to install a natural flooring material at a reasonable price. However, bamboo floors have a lifespan of 10-25 years, while hardwood floors can last 75 or more years.
Easy to Maintain
Bamboo flooring is easy to maintain. Regular sweeping, vacuuming, and occasional polishing with a non-wax cleaner will keep it clean and free of debris. Any sand or dirt particles will damage the surface over time, so it is important to dust and sweep often.
Bamboo flooring is more resistant to water and liquid stains than hardwood. However, if installed in a humid area, the planks can “plump up.” If installed in too dry an area, the planks can shrink, just any engineered/solid hardwood.
The natural surface of bamboo has several properties similar to hardwood flooring, but it is actually created from a type of grass, making it an ecologically-friendly choice. Bamboo is a renewable plant resource that can grow to maturity in as little as three years, which is much faster than hardwood trees.
Some types of bamboo can be very strong and durable. Un-carbonized bamboo that is properly harvested can be as hard and durable as oak flooring. Additionally, strand-woven bamboo flooring can be even more durable, depending on how it was manufactured. It can achieve a hardness rating up to three times as hard as oak.
Bamboo flooring is trending for its natural elegance and versatile appearance. The finished look of bamboo is similar to that of hardwood while offering its own distinct, almost exotic, aesthetic.
Because it grows in the tropics, bamboo flooring has a higher climatic suitability compared to hardwood and other flooring materials. This makes bamboo a great choice for laundry rooms and bathrooms where hardwood does not work as well in the humidity.
Natural Flooring Material
As people are becoming more environmentally conscious, natural flooring options are gaining in popularity. Bamboo is a great natural flooring alternative to hardwood.
Types of Bamboo Flooring
There are a variety of different types of bamboo flooring available, each with its own benefits and characteristics.
- Traditional bamboo flooring consists of solid bamboo fibers available in both engineered and solid construction.
- Engineered bamboo flooring consists of a base layer of plywood running perpendicular to a top layer of bamboo. This construction method adds dimensional stability allowing the product to be installed over many types of subfloors.
- Strand woven bamboo is similar to traditional bamboo, but bonded by resin, making it much more dense than traditional bamboo.
The Unmatched Durability of Strand Woven Bamboo
Strand woven bamboo is a new flooring material that was developed in 2007. It is created by processing raw bamboo beams into long, cross-linked fibers, then drying and pressing the fibers into a floor beam. Strand woven bamboo is extremely durable compared to most hardwood flooring materials and is an affordable natural flooring alternative to hardwood.
Preventing Dents with Bamboo Flooring
Although bamboo is harder than some hardwood flooring options, the material is still relatively soft and can be subject to dents and scratches. To prevent damage and increase the lifespan of bamboo flooring, furniture should be protected with felt padding. Pet claws can also damage bamboo and should be taken into account when choosing a flooring option.
Area rugs are always a practical solution that creates a unique design aesthetic in a room.
To find out more about the different types of bamboo flooring offered at Floor Factors, contact us today!
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“We would like to thank you for the personal attention and courtesy extended to us. You allowed us the latitude to make those time consuming decisions that are always needed in selecting carpets for a home. We are extremely pleased with the end results. We would be remiss if we did not mention the skills of the carpet installer, Jeff Dyrland. He is a conscientious craftsman who completed the job in an extremely skillful and professional manner. If he is representative of the employees you hire, you certainly are doing it right.”
Bill and Jill L.
“We finally have the bedroom and bathroom finished and here are some pictures of the finished product. Thanks for all your patience and help with our project. I’ve been referring lots of people to you!”
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“We are now settled or almost settled, into our new home here in Washington. We often get to Portland on weekend trips and that’s how we found your business and your helpful staff. We had heard about the Amtico products and you had that line of flooring with samples to view. We ended up with the slate look in the mudroom and hallway, a cherry wood floor in the TV room and a tile look in a guest bath. We’re very pleased with all of them. Thanks for all the help from your end.”
Lenore and Don L.
“Just a note to tell you I’m pleased beyond description with the work your guy did for me. He was fast, competent and left not a thing to show repair work had been done. I will recommend Floor Factors with delight.”
“I am still moving back into the studio and it’s much nicer on my body than moving out was. It looks beautiful and feels so good, especially compared to the concrete. Please also include the exact name of the product. I already have one person I want to refer it to. Thanks. It’s been a pleasure working with you guys.”
“I just wanted to let you know I was by to say hi a couple of days ago. You were not available so I talked to Rick Morehouse because I am getting a lot questions about the newest engineered hardwood flooring from my clients. Anyway, Rick was very knowledgeable and professional so I wanted to let you know how refreshing it is to have a resource like Rick instead of going to the big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes. I will not hesitate to send business to Floor Factors anytime.”
“Thank you so much for all your help, your enthusiasm and attention to all my questions. Please extend my thanks to your installers. They did and outstanding job! They were on time, professional and helpful – they exceeded my expectations. This was not the easiest job in the world due to the small space and the carpet pattern. The installers had to move all the heavy furniture. Your installer’s experience and expertise were so valuable in making everything come together. You are all outstanding representatives of your company.”
Joan H. S.
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Ken Kowalski, Hoffman Construction
“Early on in the process we had visited your showroom and were assisted by Alicia Davis. Alicia worked with us, diligently, utilizing her incredible expertise, until we found a carpet and a pad that was just what we needed and wanted. She was the reason we returned to Floor Factors! Your estimator came to our home and provided expert measurement, answered all my questions and provided suggestions – all with the same professionalism that Alicia had provided. Our experience with your company was stellar! The dedication to serving your customers with respect, care and in a timely manner allowed this experience, which had not had a great start, to become a most favorable one.”
Marie B. Kurtright
“I don’t know where to begin or find the words to express our gratitude. We can’t thank you enough. Especially Ray, he seemed to understand what we needed without much input. Everyone worked so hard with a smile on every face. I certainly learned a lesson. Our little house is a happier place to be.”
The Naida Ramey family
“We recently bought a town home in Portland and needed a dining room rug. I emailed several Portland companies with what we had in mind. By far, the most complete and helpful response came from your salesman, Rick Morehouse. When we were in Portland we visited your store and met with him. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and courteous. We got just what we wanted and benefited greatly from his suggestions and recommendations. I wanted you to know what a fine representative he is for your company. We’ll be back when we have further needs.”
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