Our kitchen is where we get to prepare our food; as much as possible, we have to make it appear and get cleaned always. More than the tiles and shelves, it must also be a necessity to have our floors refurbished for a more presentable interior. Thus, we must think of different floor finishings to at least have our minds settled as to creating a better appearance for our kitchens.
Usually, our kitchen floors are tiled. This flooring material might be good, but somehow you might think of changing it into something different to add a touch of uniqueness. When we think about doing a makeover for our kitchen, one recommendation for your floor is to have it in bamboo flooring. Still, most people do not want it as they think it can scratch off easily. But don’t fret. Bamboo materials now are improved so you can have a flooring that is textured and natural for a more lovely kitchen you cannot get enough of every day.
Types of Bamboo Floors
This type of flooring consists of piles of bamboo strands that are bonded together with adhesives to provide you with a smooth and neat finish for your floors. Most engineered bamboo floorings are more stable, creating a floor that is resistant to swelling and warping when exposed to heat and moisture most especially that kitchens cannot prevent such.
Strand-woven Solid Bamboo
A bamboo flooring that also looks smooth and soft to look at, this type is made from shreds of bamboo fibres that are put together with heat and adhesives to create a shiny and elegant touch for your floors. More so, it even appears like a single piece of flat wood for your floors, and even looks similar to timber for a flowing and seemingly endless bamboo pattern for your floors.
Horizontal and Vertical-grain Solid Bamboo
In contrast to the previous types which are generally fibres compressed to one, this bamboo flooring is made from obvious strips of bamboo creating an appearance that looks like wood itself in its natural state. It has a distinctive knuckle pattern, and all strips are lined up to give you a striped look so your kitchen interiors can appear more linear and wide at the same time.
Benefits of Bamboo Floors
Bamboo floors are considered to be of high tensile strength which makes them more ideal for areas where there is high foot activity and usage. Aside from this, bamboo floors, whichever kind it may be, can roughly last up to 10 to 25 years. It is also as resistant and strong as oak and ash (we know how hard wearing those woods are), and you might even be surprised how it can last up for years provided that it is cared for well through cleaning and covering it with resins, carpets, or any protective layer suitable for the material.
Furthermore, bamboo is also a versatile material for your kitchen flooring which can also stretch out to provide it with a firm hold when you get to step on it. Most bamboo floorings even consist of several layers which are bonded together with adhesives to give you that protected and natural-looking floor that does not wear and tear even with heavy pressure.
Usually, bamboo floors can cost about $80 to $90 per sqm, including the installation and finishing process of the floor material. But hey, you might be wondering how it is affordable if the price can go to that range, but it will do you good as it is a good investment for a long timeframe. Still, the price varies for every material, as installation can also differ.
Bamboo floors are very breathable.
It is also stylish, as you can get different bamboo shades according to your preference.
It provides homeowners with comfort and protection as bamboo is usually hypoallergenic and can be safe to be used at home.
Much more, it is eco-friendly and a sustainable flooring option.