Should You Choose Light or Dark Hardwood Floors?

Should You Choose Light or Dark Hardwood Floors?

This is a more complex question than you might think. Choosing dark vs. light hardwood floors can depend on several factors including the size of the room, the availability of natural/artificial light sources, and what would complement your furniture. Discover some of the pros and cons associated with both colors of flooring.

Should You Choose Light or Dark Hardwood?

PROS & CONS For Dark Colored Hardwood

The best aspect of dark-colored floors, aside from their sophisticated appearance, is their ability to mask many of the imperfections that build upon the floor. Since it’s already dark it won’t fade and if there are gaps between planks, they tend to be less noticeable on a darker hardwood floor. On the downside, it probably won’t hide the fur from your pets all the time. Neither will it obfuscate footprints or light-colored filmy stains. Dark colors on floors and walls also have the tendency to make rooms feel smaller.

PROS & CONS For Light Colored Hardwood

Lighter-colored woods tend to have a more modern appearance and they don’t shrink the size of the room psychologically. It might not hide imperfections as well, but you’ll be able to see them and clean them easier. The con to light-colored hardwood is that it might make your room too light, which could be great for a kitchen, but not so much for a den or bedroom. There also tend to be more furniture styles that blend in better with darker colored hardwood floors.

At the end, which color or shade you choose will depend on personal preferences and what matches the rest of your home. Eric Hurst and Flooring.org have been helping homeowners install and care for their floors since the late 90s, so you can count on us to guide you in the right direction on hardwood floor options. We have several featured varieties of flooring such as this darker variety, IndusParquet, as well as a lighter kind like this red oak flooring.

Learn more about Flooring.org by calling us at 800-689-9006. Thank you for trusting us with your flooring needs.

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Alzheimer’s Awareness

Alzheimer’s awareness is not something often thought about until it affects family or friends.  But The Carpet Guys don’t want to wait until it afflicts our loved ones.  We will participate in the fight to help patients, caregivers and find research to end this horrible disease NOW.  Check out what The Carpet Guys are doing to help with Alzheimer’s awareness.

What is Alzheimer’s?

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.”  It can affect not only our older generations but also people under the age of 65. The symptoms are characteristically memory loss, confusion, disorientation, and can even include problems with walking, swallowing, and speaking.  To learn more about this progressive disease, check out the Alzheimer’s Association webpage HERE.

The Carpet Guys Bring Awareness

According to Joe Zago of The Carpet Guys, Alzheimer’s isn’t stopping, and neither are we. By participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s we are raising funds and awareness to advance the fight against this disease — funds that allow the Alzheimer’s Association to provide 24/7 care and support while accelerating critical research.

Families facing Alzheimer’s and all other types of dementia need us now more than ever — and with your help, we can be there for them.

Event Details

  • October 30th, 2021
  • Registration: 7:00am
  • Opening Ceremony: 8:30am
  • Walk: 8:55am
  • Location: The Detroit Zoo
    • 8450 West 10 Mile Road
    • Royal Oak, MI 48067

How Can I Help Bring Alzheimer’s Awareness

The Carpet Guys are asking for donations to raise funds for this amazing cause.  Go to our Facebook page to donate by clicking HERE.

Or you can register for the walk and join The Carpet Guys family at the Detroit Zoo by clicking HERE.

You can also go to the Detroit event page HERE, to find out how you can donate your time for this amazing event.

Joe Zago, along with The Carpet Guys family have several causes that fall near and dear to our hearts.  But this is one that we can all agree needs to be addressed.  We look forward to seeing you at The Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

If you came here looking for help with flooring, don’t hesitate to contact us at 855-4-MY-GUYS (855-469-4897) or schedule a Free In-Home Estimate HERE.

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Autumnal Interior and Flooring Trends 2021

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Looking to update your home this autumn? Before you do, let’s take a look at what is actually trending in the interiors and flooring department this autumn so you can update in style. 

We’ll look at some of this seasons favourites that are here to stay: 

 

  • Rich Colours Paired With Dark Woods
  • Warm neutrals
  • Rusty orange

 

Rich Colours Paired With Dark Woods

 

This first trend is one that will add a luxurious depth to any room in your home. Using a rich colour palette, paired with darker wood floors, furnishings and accessories is the perfect way to create a sumptuous space. 

 

Painting your walls shades that have darker undertones: burgundy, deep greens and blues is the perfect way to provide the foundation of this interior trend. 

 

Now for the dark woods. Incorporating dark woods into your design is the perfect way to offset your interiors. 

 

These can be introduced through furnishing such as coffee tables, sideboards, the legs of your sofas, and your flooring!

 

Dark Wood Flooring 

 

When it comes to dark wood flooring, there is a wide range of options you can choose from to complement your rich coloured walls. 

 

As dark wood is in relation to a colour as opposed to a flooring type you’re not limited to just one type of flooring. Laminate, solid wood, engineered wood, LVT and EvoCore are all great options that will have a wide range of darker shades available to suit your design. 

 

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EvoCore Nature Forest Oak Villa Harbour Oak Studio Coffee Oak Engineered Wood

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So you’re not limited to styles or flooring types to suit your needs and lifestyle. 

 

Warm Neutrals 

 

You may have been familiar with the grey trend that has entered the homes of millions over the last few years. Well, this neutral trend has evolved even further from your typical grey, to greige. 

 

Greige blends the popular interior colours of grey and beige, creating the perfect balance of cool chic tones, and warm inviting tones. Due to the neutral qualities of this trend, it is easy to introduce brighter colours or metals and woods to accentuate and accessorise with. 

 

This level of versatility is what has seen this trend become widely adopted by homes across the globe.

Flooring To Match This Trend

 

Lighter wood shades perfectly complement these neutral tones creating a beautiful warming space. 

 

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EvoCore Design Floor Golden Fudge Oak LVT

Loft Natural Oak Laminate  Carpenters Choice Oak Engineered Wood 
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You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding flooring options to match this interior trend.

 

Rusty Orange

 

This final trend is picked straight from the autumnal palette. Rusty orange. 

 

This beautiful colour has become a favourable tone to bring a splash of autumn. The warm orange tone, forces a cosy, warm and welcoming space. 

 

Just picture it. Shades of dark orange, the candles are on, the blankets are out. Simply stunning. 

 

This interior trend is achieved with using rusty orange walls and furnishings, coupled with natural wood accessories and flooring. 

 

Flooring To Match This Trend

 

Loft Golden Oak Laminate Manor Natural Oak Engineered Wood Hacienda Herringbone Engineered Wood

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And there we have a round up of some of our favourite Autumn trends to jump on if you are renovating this year. 

 

If you need any assistance with your flooring, get in touch with one of our experts today. 

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How to Clean Laminate Floors

If you want to know how to clean laminate floors, this is the blog for you!  The Carpet Guys can give you all the best tips on daily cleaning and also some deep-cleaning options.  Read on to find out more.

Do NOT Use Water on Laminate Floors

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Laminate flooring is a wood by-product.  Water and wood do not mix.  If water is allowed to sit on laminate flooring it may cause damage, swelling, joint separation, and delamination.  Do not use steam mops on any hard surface flooring.  They push heated water into the grooves of the floor and can cause harm to the subfloor. Only use approved cleaning products by the flooring manufacturer so the flooring warranty is not voided. 

To learn more about Mohawk’s approved cleaners and processes, check out this link Mohawk’s RevWood and Wood Cleaning and Maintenance. It is also recommended to invest in a reusable, microfiber dust mop.  The removable, soft pad can be used for regular dusting of the flooring surface and can be used with approved cleaners and then machine washed.  Remember not to use fabric softeners when cleaning your dust mop pads because they will cause a build-up of residue on your floors.

For Daily Cleaning of Laminate Floor

For daily cleaning, use the dust mop mentioned above, a soft-bristled broom, or a vacuum with the hard surface setting (disengage the beater bar).  It’s important to keep the flooring clear of debris to avoid scratching the surface of your laminate.  Make sure to keep pet’s nails short and clean up spills immediately with a clean cloth.  If using a proper laminate floor cleaner, do not spray it on the floor.  Spray the cleaner on your dust mop or a clean rag and then wipe the surface. Do not use abrasive cleaners, oils, soaps, varnish, or other “shine enhancers”.  These could cause damage to the surface of the laminate and void your warranty.

rug on laminate in high traffic area

Some other suggestions for the daily protection of your beautiful, clean laminate floors are:

  • Install UV protective shades or blinds to the windows
  • Use protective pads on feet of furniture
  • Don’t drag heavy objects across the flooring
  • Use mats at entry ways and rugs in high traffic areas
  • Rearrange furniture periodically to allow your flooring to wear evenly

For Problem Areas

If there’s wax or gum, use an ice cube to make it hard and gently scrape it off the surface with a credit card.  Wipe the residue up immediately.  For stains like tar, markers, oil, or paint, use an acetone nail polish remover and a white, clean dry cloth.  Make sure not to allow any product to sit on the surface for long.  Most manufacturers also recommend maintaining proper humidity in the rooms with laminate. 30-50% humidity in the room is ideal.  The heat from the winter and humidity in the summers cause warping of the flooring over time.

If you don’t have laminate floors but are interested in the ease of maintenance they provide, call The Carpet Guys today.  We not only install carpet but also laminate, luxury vinyl, hardwood, and more!  Our experienced Design Consultants will bring samples to your home and let you know if laminate will work for your household needs.  Schedule your Free In-Home Estimate now at 855-4-MY-GUYS (855-469-4897) or click HERE to schedule it online.

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Save Your Hardwood from Damage with These Tips

Hardwood flooring adds elegance and style to any home. If you want to preserve the appearance of your hardwood for as long as possible, you want to avoid damage. Save your hardwood from damage with these tips:

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Routinely cleaning your hardwood floors can help you maintain the appearance and quality of the floors for years to come. If dirt and grit are not removed from your flooring, it can lead to nicks and marks on the surface. In order to prevent this from happening, you can vacuum and mop your floors at least once a week. Microfiber mops are best to make sure dirt is lifted.

If you live with a pet, their nails can lead to scratches on your floor. Trimming your pet’s nails or claws on a routine basis can prevent them from becoming overgrown and damaging your floors.

You may not think of your shoes as something that can damage your floors, but the sharp edges and dirt of your shoes can actually lead to marks on your floor. You should definitely avoid wearing heels or cleats in the house, and dirty shoes should be worn only on mats or rugs.

Furniture is a must-have in your home, but it can damage your hardwood floors. To reduce the amount of damage heavy furniture can do to your floors, consider placing your furniture on rugs or felt pads. This can protect your floors from scratching that can happen from the natural shifting of furniture when it is sat on.

If you’re shopping for hardwood flooring for your home, check out what we have to offer at flooring.org. You can shop our selection online and call us at (800) 689-9006 with any questions.

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Can I have parquet block flooring in my kitchen?

Yes, you can have parquet block flooring in a kitchen. It can really look amazing and as a kitchen is one of the most used rooms in you home, you will want a floor that gives a wow factor.  You will also want a durable floor.  Kitchens usually have lots of fluctuations in temperature, especially with cooking and other electrical appliances. Engineered parquet block flooring copes with these changes in temperature as it expands and contracts to compensate for the humidity levels in the air. Read More

Is Unfinished Hardwood Flooring The Right Choice For Your Remodel?

Unfinished hardwood flooring has been around for centuries.

Before painting, staining, and sealers, people would use wood harvested from local resources. They would cut, sand, and lay the boards into place.

A lot has changed over the years, but the natural beauty of hardwood lives on. It’s in discerning houses across the Front Range.

What is unfinished hardwood flooring?

By calling it unfinished hardwood flooring, certain characteristics come to mind. It can be a bit confusing until you dive deeper to discover what “unfinished” really means.

Unfinished is still processed flooring ready to be installed in your home. The difference comes with the final process of sanding it, staining it, and sealing the wood.

In the 1940s, prefinished hardwood found its way to the market as an option to speed up the installation process inside homes. The difficult process was handled as a part of the manufacturing process, meaning you could see exactly what the flooring would look like just by glancing at one of the boards. That was a big draw for flooring and home improvement stores, as it allowed shoppers to “see” what they would be installing before making their final selection.

Is Unfinished Hardwood Flooring The Right Choice For Your Remodel?That gave consumers a greater choice when shopping for goods for their homes.

  • Unfinished hardwood comes without a finish applied; homeowners finish it after the hardwood is installed.
  • Prefinished hardwood is ready to install, and will be completed once the final board is laid into place.
  • Unfinished hardwood is laid with flat boards to create a smooth appearance.
  • Prefinished hardwood has beveled edges to hide inconsistencies as it’s butted against other boards.
  • Unfinished hardwood requires additional work after installation.
  • Prefinished hardwood is ready to go once it’s installed.
  • Unfinished hardwood may take additional cure time depending on stain and sealer preferences.
  • Prefinished hardwood can be ready to walk on and have furniture moved into place right after installation.
  • Unfinished hardwood gives you unlimited opportunity for style and color.
  • With prefinished hardwood, what you see is what you get.

Why many homeowners think unfinished hardwood flooring is the only way

In our consumer-driven world, being able to walk into a showroom and find a perfect choice is part of who we are. It’s nice being able to see your ideas in front of you, select, and have them installed in a short period of time.

Prefinished was created exactly for those scenarios. It’s a perfect way to find your ideas easily, match colors and textures, and “see” what you’re getting before you finalize your decisions.

Yet for others, they envision a color palette that is uniquely their own. They want something only unfinished hardwood flooring has to offer.

One of a kind look

Have you ever entered a home and recognized the flooring immediately? It’s popular, and everyone is using it. While it may be popular for a reason, it’s just not your style. You want your own unique look, and you can’t get it when you see the same thing in every store you visit.

Unfinished flooring may be for you. An experienced installer can help you create the exact look you’re looking for.

It starts with the hardwood. Different species will have different variants and characteristics that shine through when stain is applied.

It also is about what stain and sealer you use. The possibilities are endless when you’re mixing colors to create the right choice to suit your needs.

Uniformity

If you’ve ever picked out prefinished hardwood before, you’ve heard the sales associate tell you to ensure all of your product boxes are from the same dye lot. That’s to ensure a similar color resonates through to all the boards used for your flooring. Even with careful mixing, color might vary over time.

When you install unfinished hardwood, all of the finalization techniques are handled on site, meaning you’ll have uniformity no matter how large or small the room size. Sanding ensures every board is tightly fitted together. Staining on site ensures a uniform color spreads to every corner of the room. And every inch of space will be properly sealed, giving you less chance of spills seeping between the cracks.

That’s one of the biggest reasons people often select unfinished. When the final sealant goes into place, it fills in the empty spaces and cracks, giving you an even structure across all of the flooring planks. You’ll have extra protection throughout the wear life of your flooring.

Remodeling and rematching

You want new hardwood floors, but you also want to stay true to some of the home furnishings you already have in place. And every time you bring home a sample prefinished hardwood board, something isn’t quite right. It’s not the correct shade. The color is a little off.

That’s where prefinishing has the advantage. Whether you’re trying to match an antique dining room set, the cupboards in your office, or the cabinets in your kitchen, you’ll never be able to match them with prefinished in quite the same manner as you can with unfinished.

That’s because an experienced installer can mix color combinations to give you the perfect look you’re vying for.

Along with color, an installer can help you match the consistency of finishes and sheens throughout your home. From high gloss to matte, when you’re in control of the final look, you can achieve anything you desire.

A quick thought on DIY

While some flooring products are great for do-it-yourselfers, unfinished hardwood flooring is best left to the pros. If you have a certain look you desire, it can be difficult recreating that look without the experience behind you.

For example, a red oak species will provide strikingly different results than maple. You may like the appearance of the wood in the store, but how will it appear after staining and sealing?

And with the sheer amount of options with stains and sealers, do you know which combination is best to suit your needs? Get it wrong, and you could find yourself experiencing buyer’s remorse almost as soon as you have your new floors in. Worse, they could be compromised with the first spill landing on the boards, meaning you might have to change the floorboards out shortly after they’ve been installed.

Finishing unfinished hardwood flooring is labor-intensive and time-consuming. As a DIYer, it’s best to choose other projects, and leave this one to the pros.

Is unfinished hardwood flooring the best choice for your upcoming remodel?

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What Flooring Should You Install Over Radiant Heating

Radiant heat is quickly becoming a popular option across the Front Range. On a cold winter morning, nothing feels better than hopping out of bed and hitting a warm floor.

However, not all flooring choices work well with radiant heating. To get your desired result, choose your flooring wisely. The right flooring choice will give you the warmth you’re looking for, without jeopardizing your safety in the process.

What is radiant flooring?

Before we get into floor selection, it’s important to understand what radiant flooring is.

There are three separate types of radiant heating: hydronic, electric, and air-heated. Of the three, hydronic and electric offer the most efficiency, making them the most popular choices.

Radiant heating doesn’t work like a gas-forced air heating system. Heat doesn’t rise, which makes it possible to cover a larger area with lower temperatures.

Hydronic systems use circulated water through tubing embedded in the concrete slab. This is usually done during construction. Hydronic systems can be powered with a wide variety of power supplies, including electric, solar, geothermal, natural gas, and oil, or any combination of them.

What Flooring Should You Install Over Radiant HeatingElectric systems use rolled cables in a looping pattern braced with mats, mesh, or film. It’s embedded in a concrete slab, installed underneath the subfloor or flooring, depending on the installation method used. This is often the best choice if adding radiant heating after construction.

While air-heated is an option, it doesn’t compare to the other two, and isn’t used as frequently. Air is pumped through a series of pipes embedded in the flooring. Because air can’t reach and maintain temperatures as well as other power sources, this is thought to be a secondary heating source instead of the primary one.

Design tips for flooring over radiant heating

Because you’ll be laying flooring over the radiant heating system, it’s important to consider your options carefully to achieve the best results possible. Why spend the time and money installing radiant flooring if it doesn’t heat your home well? Depending on what flooring you choose, you’ll experience different results.

What pushes individual flooring choices into the “good” or “bad” for use with radiant heating centers on the thickness of the flooring, and the conducive nature of the flooring materials. Thicker choices are harder to heat, and dissipate the heat quickly after heating. Mineral-based flooring are excellent thermal conductors. Some flooring materials expand and contract based on inside conditions, while others maintain their shape in all kinds of situations.

While virtually all flooring materials can be used with heated floors, there are special considerations to keep in mind depending on your final selection. Flooring options have different R-values, which impact how much heat you’ll receive by using them in conjunction with radiant heating.

The worst at meeting all of these needs is carpet. While it can be used with radiant heating, you won’t be as happy with the results compared to other flooring materials.

Porcelain or ceramic tile

Choosing a flooring that already has thermal-conducting properties, such as stone, marble and ceramic tile, will hold more heat than other choices, making them preferred flooring choices over radiant heat. Ceramic tile consistently tops the list for bathroom choices because it stores heat well. If you’ve dreaded cold mornings in the master bath before, filling your room with plush rugs, radiant heating can change the way you look at tile, and make your bathroom warm whenever you desire.

Porcelain and ceramic tile are ideal for use with radiant heating because it conducts heat well. Its thin structure means it’s easy to lay over the heating system, and will continue to hold heat without a lot of work. Tile will heat up rapidly, and retain the heat longer once the system is turned off. Tile is also the perfect choice to use when moisture can be an issue, as it will not rot when used with hydronic systems.

Natural stone

Like porcelain and ceramic tile, natural stone is also a good choice for use with radiant heating systems. Like tile, it will warm quicker and retain heat longer after shut-off. Natural stone is thicker than tile, and will take longer to warm to the touch. Yet it has a lot of other qualities of tile in that it won’t be impacted by moisture, and won’t degrade over time.

Laminate

If you want the look of hardwood, many homeowners lean towards laminate because of the additional benefits it offers. If moisture may be an issue, laminate will hold up better than traditional hardwood. However, laminate is still wood. Water will impact the structure quickly to the point of no return.

If you want hardwood in your home, and love the thought of heated floors too, laminate is the way to go. Its thinness makes it a good choice when installing over radiant flooring. However, you will have to take added precautions depending on the type of radiant heating you use. If a hydronic system allows moisture to escape, your laminate would be permanently damaged.

Most laminates also have a maximum temperature point; check with your manufacturer before combining with radiant heating. Still, laminate naturally feels warmer to the touch than other flooring choices. When combined with a radiant flooring system, it may be the perfect choice for keeping your home warm.

Vinyl plank and floating floors

Vinyl plank flooring is growing in popularity for a variety of reasons:

  • It’s affordable
  • It’s easy to install
  • It comes in a wide array of colors and patterns
  • It’s beautiful
  • It’s waterproof
  • It’s a DIYer’s dream

Vinyl planks come in click and lock technology, which floats above the subfloor without the need for adhesives or nails.

All of that and more makes vinyl plank a great option to install over radiant heating. It adds waterproof features that make it handle well in bathrooms, laundry rooms, and even the basement.

Just be sure you follow manufacturer’s guidelines when heating. Many manufacturers recommend staying under 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If you exceed the limits recommended, you can compromise the integrity of the flooring.

What flooring should you install over radiant heating?

With so many choices, you’ll have the ability to select the right flooring for your needs, and get the latest technology to keep your home warm at the same time.

Stop by today and see our full line of flooring products. We’ll help you find the perfect choice to suit your needs.

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Why The Popularity of Bamboo Flooring Is Growing

People choose different flooring options for a variety of reasons.

Some want something new, something durable, sustainable.

Some have been dreaming about a certain material for years. It’s their dream flooring.

Others look for the latest trends.

Do you see yourself in any of those? For all those reasons and more, now may be the time to give bamboo flooring another look. It’s growing in popularity, and makes an excellent flooring choice anywhere in your home.

How bamboo flooring is made 

People love hardwood flooring. But one of the downsides to using hardwood is its sustainability. It can take decades to grow a tree. Depending on the species, there may be other risks associated with harvesting, such as deforestation issues.

While bamboo looks like hardwood, it isn’t harvested from trees. Instead, bamboo flooring comes from the stalks of a bamboo plant, which can be harvested in a matter of years, with the added benefit of being able to produce stalks again and again, without being chopped down at the core.

The bamboo plant is cut into thin strips, then bonded together in layers using an adhesive resin. These layers can be layered horizontally to reveal the plant’s natural shape, or vertically to reveal a striated pattern. Another option is to shred the stalks into fibers, pressing them together with adhesive into “strand woven” bamboo flooring, which is one of the most durable bamboo products on the market.

Like hardwood, you can select solid bamboo made from one of the three mentioned processes above. The planks will be made entirely from bamboo fibers. Or select engineered bamboo, which offers a thin solid strip of bamboo placed on the top of a plywood or fiberboard core. Like engineered hardwood, engineered bamboo has the benefit of being easy to install, as the planks can be floated into place using click and lock technology. No glue. No nails.

People love bamboo’s sustainability

Green living. Eco-friendly design. Sustainable materials and production.

While homeowners once paid attention only to how products looked, they are now looking beyond to determine how they are made.

Why The Popularity of Bamboo Flooring Is GrowingAnd in some cases, flooring materials are created from less than earth-friendly resources.

It’s hard to ignore the sustainability factors of using bamboo flooring.

To start, bamboo grows and reaches maturity in a fraction of the time it takes a tree to reach maturity. While a bamboo stalk can be harvested in just a few years, trees can take decades to reach the same point.

Once you chop a tree down, your only option is to plant a new one. The growing process starts all over again, with decades to move from seed to maturity. But a bamboo plant starts to regrow new stalks from the moment it’s been harvested. This means you won’t have to replant a bamboo plant every time you cut down a stalk.

This process is also more earth-friendly to everything around it. Because you’re only taking the stalk and not the entire plant, it leaves the forest more intact. Less disruption for the wildlife in the area that depends on it. It also leaves the forest floor more stable, meaning it’s less likely to cause soil erosion and other environmental damage.

Bamboo is stylish, versatile, and showcases its own unique beauty

While many homeowners pay attention to sustainability first, a product wouldn’t grow in popularity if it didn’t look good too.

Luckily, bamboo checks all the boxes a homeowner looks for when selecting new flooring. The bamboo stalks give bamboo flooring a unique beauty that many homeowners are demanding. Yet because it looks and feels like hardwood, it’s a flooring choice that can easily be laid into place and enjoyed for years to come.

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Like traditional hardwood, bamboo flooring comes in a wide range of colors and styles. From there, it extends to unique patterns that can only be found with bamboo. If you’re looking for a specific color choice, a certain texture, or a look that screams your personality, we think you’re going to love bamboo flooring.

Bamboo is durable too

When bamboo first hit the market, there was some question about its durability. It was softer than some hardwood, and didn’t stand up to an active family home life.

No more. With today’s technology, you’ll find bamboo floors can be just as hard, if not harder than some hardwood choices. Strand woven bamboo flooring is woven together and compressed to be even harder than oak flooring.

Are you looking for a flooring product to lay over radiant heating? Bamboo flooring fits the bill there too. The stability of strand woven technology means it has the right structure for laying into place.

With a hardness factor that moves up the Janka rating, you can install it in commercial applications if you select the right bamboo flooring. It stands strong to even heavy footfall, making it a reliable choice in some office settings.

Low maintenance makes it an even better deal

We all lead busy lives. That means when it comes to selecting the right flooring, it’s important to do so with daily upkeep in mind.

Do you really want to be fussing over your flooring when there are better things to do? Luckily, that’s another reason bamboo flooring will meet your needs.

Because of bamboo’s durability, it requires little more than an occasional sweep to remove dust and debris from the surface. Wipe up spills right away, and it will continue to look great throughout the year.

Bamboo also provides moisture resistance. As long as you wipe up spills in a timely manner, they shouldn’t penetrate the floor. That makes it a good choice for areas you’ve been leery of installing hardwood before. While it’s not waterproof, it still does a pretty good job of keeping moisture on the surface, and not having it impact the individual planks.

Is bamboo flooring the right choice for you? 

To see our entire line of bamboo flooring, stop by today. We can answer your questions, show you which lines meet your specifications, and help you select a new bamboo floor you’ll be happy with for years to come.

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