Bamboo

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Bamboo is a grass that grows to maturity in 6 to 7 years, much faster than a hardwood tree, making it a truly renewable resource. Its high sustainability, unique look, and earth-friendly properties have made it popular for eco friendly flooring in homes and workplaces. Underfoot Floors offers one of the best sellections for bamboo eco flooring Utah has to offer.

Woven bamboo products offer exceptional value and unique design options.

Types of Bamboo

Types of Bamboo

  • Woven or Strand bamboo is twice as dense and hard as regular Moso bamboo. It is suitable for high traffic areas and light commercial spaces. We keep this product in stock to meet the high demand.
  • Tropical bamboo is a different species of bamboo, it is distinctive in appearance and is harder than regular bamboo but not as tough as woven or strand bamboo.
  • Moso "regular" bamboo is a beautiful floor for lower traffic areas or for people who are easier on their floors – take their shoes off, no large dogs, etc.

Bamboo has a rich texture with thin strips of varying color linked by bamboo nodes or joints. It is available in horizontal and vertical grains. Horizontal grain planks reveal the nodes and have a more distinctive bamboo appearance while vertical grain planks show smaller nodes for a more refined, elegant look. Bamboo is available in 2 natural colors: blonde and a carbonized amber tone created when the sugars in the bamboo brown during the kiln drying process. Because this is not a surface stain, the sustainable flooring retains its original color even after sanding. Bamboo can also be stained to offer a wider variety of shades. For more information on bamboo eco friendly flooring visit www.ecotimber.com.

Underfoot also sells bamboo plywood veneers, panels and planks for cabinetry or other carpentry projects.

Durability

Durability

Woven bamboo environmental friendly flooring is very durable because of the resins and low VOC glues that are used in its manufacture. These materials are compressed under great pressure to create the hardness that is equal to such dense tropical hardwoods as Ipe and Brazilian Cherry. This makes creates another great option so don't look past the section for bamboo eco friendly flooring in Utah.

Moso or regular bamboo custom flooring by comparison is closer in hardness to white oak and because of its clear, modern appearance needs to be protected from heavy and hard usage such as high heels, dog toe nails and commercial traffic.

Cost

Affordable Cost

The cost of a bamboo custom flooring is very similar to the cost of custom hardwood floring. Generally this range is $10 to $15 per square foot including labor and materials. Of course there is more expensive unique bamboo eco friendly flooring available for someone who wants something no one else has. We offer products from very reputable manufacturers and warn our customers to be wary of cheap products coming out of China. We stand behind the products we sell without question or excuses.

Care

Care of Your Bamboo Floor

Maintain your bamboo floor as you would any other custom hardwood floor. The key to your floors long life and good looks is periodic cleaning and refinishing when necessary. Protectors should be placed under the legs of furniture and floor mats placed at entrances to the outdoors to collect dirt that can damage your floor finish. Always follow the finish manufacturer’s recommendations for periodic recoating.

Common issues:

  • Scratching – All urethane finishes, including ceramic and aluminum oxide, will scratch. Use walk off mats to remove small pebbles and dirt from shoes. Sweep floors regularly. Make sure no nails or sharp ends protrude from anything (shoes, furniture, etc.) that contact the floor.
  • Exposure to direct sunlight – Direct sunlight will bleach bamboo (and almost anything) over time. Use curtains or treated windows.
  • Excessive moisture – Bamboo is resistant to moisture, but is not moisture proof. Remove any spills immediately. Make sure your plumbing does not leak.
Underfoot Floors sells cleaning products suitable for floors.

RECOATING NOTE – New products have been introduced that allow you to recoat a urethane floor without sanding. These products bond new urethane to old. They will not bond to bare wood.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU RECOAT? – Recoating should happen when traffic patterns have appeared in your finish. You cannot recoat if you wear through to wood/bamboo.

RECOATING – Apply another layer of urethane to mask scratching or traffic patterns. Existing urethane remains.

REFINISH – Sand off existing urethane and remove dents and dings from flooring.

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