Chicago IL Bamboo flooring has been popular in the Pacific Rim for decades, and has recently become a Chicago, too. Bamboo, while often grouped with hardwood floors, is actually made from a species of grass called “Moso.”

Most bamboo flooring is created from stalks of bamboo that are four to five years old. These stalks are then sliced into strips and woven or laid into planks. There’s a lot to learn but the professionals at Floor Coverings International in Chicago IL are here to help.

Conservationists like bamboo for its ability to replenish itself quickly, giving bamboo flooring a “green” quality that most hardwood floors don’t have. Bamboo is also harder than many hardwoods, making it resistant to most scratches and scuffs. (Its exact strength depends on the manufacturing process and other factors.)

Despite its strength, bamboo flooring can be cut relatively easily using only a compound miter or hand saw. It is also adaptable to a wide number of surfaces, and can be fixed to plywood or even concrete. While traditionally light colored, you can stain bamboo flooring to match almost any décor. As it ages, it will take on a patina that only adds to its charm. Call Floor Coverings International in Chicago IL for bamboo flooring today.