Are you concerned about the durability of bamboo flooring? There's really no need to worry! Bamboo flooring made from premium outdoor grade bamboo is currently available on the market and comes with a limited warranty of up to 20 years. I'll go into more detail in the next few words. Before that, however, I want to educate you about bamboo ......

As we all know, among the many flooring options, you have probably looked in depth at many types including composites, and even cedar that has undergone repeated pressure treatments versus unique and exotic flooring. So what is the unique appeal that makes bamboo stand out? Let's take a deeper look below!

When people first encounter bamboo flooring, the following questions often arise:

1. what kind of material is it?

2. how durable is it?

3. how does it perform in various climates?

These are all very thought-provoking questions, and ones that I am committed to finding definitive answers to in order to better understand the future of bamboo flooring in the residential decking arena.

However, things have changed dramatically in the last five years.

Just five years ago, it was impossible to find bamboo decking materials that could stand up to the rigors of the outdoors.

Nowadays, those early products of other brands that used to be introduced five years ago have long disappeared due to their inability to withstand the harsh outdoor environment.

In order to maximize the benefits of bamboo flooring while minimizing its shortcomings, we must revisit the manufacturing process.

In short, here are a few facts about bamboo flooring that you may never have known:

1. Density far exceeds that of Ipe (mahogany);

2. a consistently clear and flawless grained texture;

3. easy to seal and stain

4. extremely high insect and rot resistance;

5. meets Class A fire protection standards ASTM E-84;

6. high stability during the manufacturing process;

7. can be cut every 3 to 5 years, compared to 15 to 50 years for most other woods;

8. can absorb up to four times more carbon dioxide than hardwood.

In addition, bamboo flooring is easy to install in the same way as indoor flooring.

It is strong enough to support the grooved boards between the joists, which greatly reduces wasted material, cuts down on cutting, and achieves installation speeds similar to regular flooring.

Next, let's take a closer look at two highly sought-after bamboo floors:

I'm sure you've heard of solid laminated bamboo and strand woven bamboo, two widely used bamboo species for decorative and outdoor applications.

Solid bamboo is the material of choice for outdoor decks, with planks made from solid lengths of bamboo, which are then laminated together with glue using a high-pressure technique. These are proprietary and often patented processes, making them more stable and reliable and less likely to crack or break.

As for strand woven bamboo, this is the most common variety of bamboo you'll find in the indoor flooring market.

It consists of smaller, individual pieces of bamboo that cannot meet the demands of specialized environments such as extreme heat, humidity or cold.

Therefore, it is recommended that you avoid this type of product when choosing your decking material. Although some strand woven bamboo products still exist in the North American market, please be sure to remain vigilant to avoid adverse effects.

The last thing we would like to highly recommend is composite bamboo flooring.

This flooring has made remarkable progress in recent years and is of excellent quality. We hope that you can pay attention to the quality assurance of the product when shopping to ensure the reliability of the purchased product.

To summarize, carefully crafted solid bamboo, designed and manufactured for outdoor applications, field tested - with a proven track record of performance and a meaningful warranty of up to 20 years, will undoubtedly be your ideal choice.Translated with (free version)