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Tips for Choosing Bamboo Flooring
Tips for Choosing Bamboo Flooring

Tips for Choosing Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring has been loved since its inception because it has a unique, elegant and clean taste than any other flooring. There are hundreds of bamboo flooring brands on the market, which one is right for you?

1. The color of bamboo flooring

Bamboo floors can be divided into primary colors and dyed colors according to their colors. The color change of bamboo floor is much less than that of solid wood floor, because the growth radius of bamboo is much smaller than that of wood, it is not seriously affected by sunlight, and there is no obvious difference between the yin and yang sides. The shady side has no sunlight, and the yang side is shaded by the sun. Bamboo floorings are made from fresh bamboo poles, the texture of the bamboo is full and the color is very consistent, so the bamboo floor looks more even than the wood.

Primary colors are also available in two colors - natural and carbonized. The natural color is the color of the bamboo itself, the basic color of the bamboo, which is clear and elegant. The color of carbonization is similar to that of walnut, and it is specially processed - carbonization, that is, the bamboo is steamed with steam in a sealed pot. After one and a half hours, the color of the bamboo changes from natural to carbonization. One can still see the carbonized color of the bamboo texture.

The dyed color is painted on the primary color, and there are different colors such as red, black, gray, etc. Stained bamboo floors do not see any bamboo texture. Most clients prefer the primary color of the bamboo floor, the simple but clear bamboo texture. It can satisfy the quiet, natural and beautiful taste.

2. The stable structure and material of bamboo floor

Bamboo floors need to be as stable as possible to avoid bending and delamination after prolonged use in the house. There are 3 typical structures on the market - horizontal, vertical and cross-section. The most popular is the horizontal structure.

Many clients believe that bamboo on bamboo floors should be as old as possible, say 9 or 10 years. The client believes that the old bamboo is mature enough, so the bamboo floor with the old bamboo will be stronger. This is a completely wrong idea. The optimal age for bamboo to produce bamboo floors is 4 to 6 years. Less than 4 years, the bamboo is too soft, more than 9 years, the bamboo skin is too thick and becomes very fragile during the production process. Bamboo that is too young and too old will affect the stability of the bamboo flooring.

3. Specifications and moisture content of bamboo flooring

Bamboo floors are narrower, less stressed and more stable. Therefore, the width of the bamboo floor should not exceed 125 mm, the thickness of the wear-resistant layer should not exceed 4 mm, and the total thickness of the bamboo floor should not exceed 15 mm. The two natural enemies that affect the stability of bamboo floors are shrinkage and expansion. When choosing bamboo floors, the moisture content must be controlled below 8%, which will increase the stability of bamboo floors.