Bamboo Flooring compared with Oak Flooring

Hardwood flooring, specifically oak flooring has a prominent status in flooring all around the country. It is one of the best flooring options. Its easy installation and stress-free maintenance have made it a popular choice. Another flooring type that is gaining popularity is the Bamboo flooring. Over the past few years, it has become a common choice for both residential and commercial levels.

Thinking about replacing your carpeted floor with hardwood or bamboo flooring? Choosing between oak hardwood and bamboo flooring is tough. Here is comprehensive comparison between these two flooring types to help you decide which flooring type is the perfect option for you.

Age

Oak was first used as flooring in 1683 in the construction of Palace of Versailles. Since then, the popularity of oak flooring has increased. Int eh 17th century, oak flooring was a very expensive flooring option which could only be afforded by royal families and nobles. Bamboo flooring came into the market almost a hundred years later than oak flooring in China. Despite the late entrance in the market, bamboo flooring gained popularity rapidly.

Durability, Strength, and Resistance to Moisture and Bugs

When it comes to durability, strength, and resistance to moisture and bugs, both oak and bamboo flooring are a great choice. As compared to oak flooring, bamboo flooring is less durable. The process of coloring the flooring tends to soften bamboo, which reduces its durability.

Eco-Friendliness and Sustainability

People are choosing bamboo flooring today due to its sustainability and eco-friendliness. Bamboo is a rapidly growing grass, and it takes only six years for bamboo to be harvested for usage in flooring. The growth of this grass type does not require any chemicals, and it grows naturally. It makes bamboo flooring perfectly eco-friendly, and rapid growth makes it a perfectly sustainable option. As compared to bamboo flooring, the oak may take up to 60 years to get harvested and used for flooring. In addition to this, the amount of urea-formaldehyde used in bamboo is minimal as compared to the oak flooring, which is also a major reason why bamboo flooring is eco-friendly.

Cost

Another important element of the difference between oak and bamboo flooring is the cost. Bamboo flooring is the most pocket-friendly flooring option for people. It is because you can purchase bamboo flooring in half the price of oak flooring. The rapid growth of bamboo is one of the major reasons why it is such a cheap flooring option for people. Therefore, if you are looking for reliable yet a cheap flooring option, bamboo flooring is a great choice.

Have you made the decision yet? If yes, you can purchase our bamboo flooring, which is 2x harder than ordinary bamboo and 4x harder than oak! We add 30% more bamboo in our flooring so that your flooring lasts long and is scratch, dent, and warp-free!

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101 Guide to Bamboo Flooring

As compared to all other hardwood flooring types, Bamboo Flooring stands out due to its eco-friendliness and sustainability. The popularity of Bamboo flooring, at both residential as well as commercial levels, has skyrocketed over the past few years.

It is 4X harder than the Oak flooring, is perfectly durable, and scratch-free. Another feature that makes it one of the most popular flooring types today is its versatility. Bamboo can be constructed to make a variety of different flooring types, which is why you will find diversified flooring types when you choose Bamboo flooring.

Types of Bamboo Flooring

When talking about the types of Bamboo flooring, you can find this flooring in both solid planks and the engineered form. There are different constructions, profile types, and various colors available in the market, each of these types has their applications!

Construction Types

Horizontal Construction

In horizontal construction type, the bamboo is cut into small and thin strips, that are dried and glued together horizontally. The fitting profile is then added. It is followed by the addition of layers of lacquer to the surface for the protection and finishing the floor. The horizontally constructed Bamboo flooring features a prominent grain pattern.

Vertical Construction

After being cut into small and thin strips. These strips are dried and glued together vertically. The fitting profile is added using a machine, followed by the addition of protective layers of lacquer are added for the surface finish of the floor. Vertical construction forms thin planks with not-so-prominent grain patterns.

Strand Woven

Bamboo is shredded into fibers and strands, which are dried and compressed to stick together under excessive pressure. The grain pattern due to this construction is random, and it is stronger than both vertical and horizontal constructions.

Profile Types

Tongue and Groove

It is the traditional fitting profile of wooden or bamboo flooring. Installation of tongue and groove profiled planks is easy.  The tongues and grooves are glued together and left loose over the underlay.

Click Fitting

The bamboo floor planks of this profile use the uniclic system. By simply clicking and clocking the planks together makes installation simple.

Parquet Block

The Bamboo flooring with Parquet block feature a tongue and groove profile. Instead of planks, it consists of Parquet block which creates delicate geometric patterns.

Colors

Besides the construction and flooring, there are different colors that you can choose from. The colors affect the durability, hardness, and various other features of the bamboo flooring. Carbonized Bamboo flooring features a rich warm look. Also, bamboo planks can have other wood grain and coloring images applied to its surface. The natural state is warm blonde makes it easy to match with all types of home decors.

 

 

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Understanding the Types of Bamboo Flooring

 

Meta Description: Bamboo Flooring, one of the most popular types of hardwood flooring, is available in different types which can be used for different purposes!

As compared to all other hardwood flooring types, Bamboo Flooring stands out due to its eco-friendliness and sustainability. The popularity of Bamboo flooring, at both residential as well as commercial levels, has skyrocketed over the past few years.

It is 4X harder than the Oak flooring, is perfectly durable, and scratch-free. Another feature that makes it one of the most popular flooring types today is its versatility. Bamboo can be constructed to make a variety of different flooring types, which is why you will find diversified flooring types when you choose Bamboo flooring.

Types of Bamboo Flooring

When talking about the types of Bamboo flooring, you can find this flooring in both solid planks and the engineered form. There are different constructions, profile types, and various colors available in the market, each of these types has their applications!

Construction Types

Horizontal Construction

In horizontal construction type, the bamboo is cut into small and thin strips, that are dried and glued together horizontally. The fitting profile is then added. It is followed by the addition of layers of lacquer to the surface for the protection and finishing the floor. The horizontally constructed Bamboo flooring features a prominent grain pattern.

Vertical Construction

After being cut into small and thin strips. These strips are dried and glued together vertically. The fitting profile is added using a machine, followed by the addition of protective layers of lacquer are added for the surface finish of the floor. Vertical construction forms thin planks with not-so-prominent grain patterns.

Strand Woven

Bamboo is shredded into fibers and strands, which are dried and compressed to stick together under excessive pressure. The grain pattern due to this construction is random, and it is stronger than both vertical and horizontal constructions.

Profile Types

Tongue and Groove

It is the traditional fitting profile of wooden or bamboo flooring. Installation of tongue and groove profiled planks is easy.  The tongues and grooves are glued together and left loose over the underlay.

Click Fitting

The bamboo floor planks of this profile use the uniclic system. By simply clicking and clocking the planks together makes installation simple.

Parquet Block

The Bamboo flooring with Parquet block feature a tongue and groove profile. Instead of planks, it consists of Parquet block which creates delicate geometric patterns.

Colors

Besides the construction and flooring, there are different colors that you can choose from. The colors affect the durability, hardness, and various other features of the bamboo flooring. Carbonized Bamboo flooring features a rich warm look. Also, bamboo planks can have other wood grain and coloring images applied to its surface. The natural state is warm blonde makes it easy to match with all types of home decors.

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A Boost to Veganuary

As many of you may already know… It is Veganuary. A time where we commit to one of our many New Years’ resolutions and try something we wouldn’t usually.

Veganuary is an awesome example of committing to something new, as the charity-based movement challenges people to become Vegan for one whole month.

We recently found an article relating to London’s Hilton Hotel and their response to the growing awareness of the meat-free and cruelty-free lifestyle. Their team has collaborated with Bompass & Parr, a London-based studio and The Vegan Society to bring an eco-friendly, plant-based and animal-free suite.

Part of the article, which struck the team the most, was that bamboo flooring had been laid within the suite. This is amazing for the industry and we have high hopes for 2019! Here at Bamboo Family, we provide ‘the world’s hardest and most sustainable floors’ so here’s to 2019.

This amazing suite also includes memory-foam pillows, which have been manufactured from shredded bamboo fibres and recycled cluster polyester. Again, great news for the industry- and we hope this continues to grow.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and we hope it was interesting. If you have any queries about Bamboo Family and our products, please contact the team via email- sales@bamboofamily.co.uk or phone 01772 864206.

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Our First Authorised Retailer

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Pristine Floors, a Lancashire based business supplying well-finished floors to the public. This is the first of our authorised retailers supplying Bamboo Family’s premium flooring!! In the pipeline, we have a number of authorsied retailers which we can not wait to tell you about!!

 

Pristine Flooring offer a full fitting service and have a dedicated, friendly and experienced sales team in order to find the right product for you! Contact Chris at Pristine Floors or visit their shop in Chorley for more information on our Bamboo flooring range!

 

Pristine Floors

Unit 1, 60a Westhoughton Road,

Adlington,

Chorley,

Lancashire,

PR7 4ET

 

01257 266 299

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The History of Bamboo

The earliest reports of bamboo being introduced into the flooring industry can be found in the 1990’s. Bamboo is being used in numerous ways such as  Clothing, Scaffolding, Kitchen Accessories, and Furniture. Bamboo has seen a huge increase in demand especially in consumers who are eco-conscious.

For further information regarding our products please contact one of the team on sales@bamboofamily.co.uk

Bamboo Family.

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It Looks Like Bamboo

To date, bamboo flooring has been available in either a carbonized dark colour or natural light colour – beautiful, but not always suitable for UK mainstream. Bamboo Famuly can now o er a huge range of colours and e ects thanks to our Unique Encased Manufacturing ProcessTM, by complimenting any house whether ultra modern or traditional. You can now have the look of an oak floor with all the benefits and strength of bamboo!

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UK18002 Walnut Print “The Worlds Hardest And Most Sustainable Floors”®

Latest Stock UK18002 Walnut Print

Brand Bamboo Family

Warranty 50 Years Residential

Model Number UK18002

Indoor Air Quality Low VOC No Formalfehyde

Grain Walnut Print

Installation Type

Glue Down, Floating Floor

Specification HDF Engineered Bamboo

Characteristics Drop lock

Length 1220/610mm

Width 130 mm

Thickness 10/2 mm

Milling Clic

Finish 12 Coat Durability Sealing System

Slip Resistance 79 Excellent

Moisture Content 6-9

Application Residential and Commercial

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New Stock Grey Herringbone (Parquet)

New stock on the way a stunning grey herringbone (parquet) floor ref uk1801 part of our “hardest and most sustainable floors in the world®” range made in our own factory. Comes with the usual 50 year residential warranty and Its 4x harder than oak and 10 tines more sustainable with loads of other features, see website for full details #harderthanoak

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Why Bamboo Family Flooring?

Why Bamboo Family Flooring ?

1, Bamboo Family produce the “world’s hardest and most sustainable floors®”

2, Sustainability.

– Protects planet for future generations.

-10 times more sustainable than oak. Bamboo regrows in      3-5 years, does not need replanting. oak takes 50-70 years to grow.

3, Current bamboo flooring colours on market are plain and boring, our range I trendy and stylish.

 

What is our product USP ?

1, Most sustainable material in the world, it’s a grass.

2, Hardest floors in the world – Unique Encased Manufacturing Process, makes it 4x harder than oak floors.

3, Beautiful colours.

a, Trendy and Stylish painted colours.

b, Traditional and Classic solid bamboo colours.

4, Better product performance and value than oak.

 

Its time to change.

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