Bamboo Flooring Pros and Cons

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Bamboo flooring offers warmth, elegance, and natural beauty to rooms. Shoppers for new flooring should take a look at the pros and cons of bamboo flooring. It may be the perfect flooring for your next home improvement project. Pros Let’s start with a look at the positive aspects of bamboo flooring (and there are many). … Read more

Is Bamboo Flooring More Expensive Than Hardwood Flooring?

When picking new flooring, durability is as important as appearance. Hardwood, bamboo, carpet, vinyl, and tile all have their pros and cons. But often the deciding factor is price. So, is bamboo flooring more expensive than hardwood flooring? No, bamboo is less expensive than traditional hardwood flooring and is often more durable, easier to maintain, … Read more

Bamboo Flooring Discoloration: How Does It Happen?

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The sun has a way of changing things: just ask any raisin.  The rays from the sun change grapes into raisins and currants. And that’s a good thing because raisins and currants are delicious! But those same sun rays can change the appearance of any hardwood floor – including bamboo flooring. To some that’s a … Read more

A Handful of Helpful Tips For Laying Your Hardwood Floor

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The most common way to lay/install hardwood or bamboo flooring is by aligning the planks parallel to the longest wall or run in the installation. Apart from a few exceptions like sagging joists, this is the preferred direction to lay wood floors because it provides the best result aesthetically. This means running the planks lengthwise … Read more

Do hardwood and bamboo floors fade from sunlight exposure?

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Most floors see normal wear and tear over time due to foot traffic and years of use, but natural light is an additional factor that not every homeowner considers. If you’re in the market for eco-friendly flooring, you may be wondering if bamboo floors fade from sunlight exposure. Sunlight is a wonderfully warm and invigorating … Read more

The truth about bamboo flooring – is it eco-friendly?

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Are bamboo floors bad for the environment because they’re shipped from China? Are forests in China being cut down to make way for more bamboo farms? In this article, we’ll be exploring the eco-friendly nature of bamboo with a particular focus on Ambient’s dedication to sustainability. We’ll discuss some of the ways we minimize our … Read more

Is Bamboo Hardwood Flooring… or Is It a Grass?

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Is bamboo a hardwood? Confusion often surrounds bamboo as it’s referred to by some as hardwood and by others as grass, or natural material distinctly unlike wood. Perplexed yet? Let’s unravel this mystery and establish why, despite bamboo not technically being a hardwood, we’d say it’s a far more suitable product to claim the title of ‘hardwood … Read more

Engineered vs Solid Wood: Choosing a Hardwood Floor

When homeowners want the look of hardwood floors but prefer an eco-friendlier option, they generally turn to two flooring substitutes: bamboo flooring and engineered hardwood flooring. This article will explore the differences between hardwood and bamboo flooring, what they are made of exactly, how they are manufactured, and the various pros and cons of each. … Read more