Monday, November 5, 2012

Environmentally Friendly Engineered Bamboo Flooring

Engineered bamboo flooring is actually manufactured using bamboo.
Today, everybody is trying to minimize the use of plastic, save electricity and use less fuel. Everybody is trying to take steps to be more and more eco-friendly and conscious. Due to this reason one of the most popular flooring emerging today is bamboo flooring.

Engineered bamboo flooring has more advantages over the solid bamboo flooring.

Engineered bamboo flooring is cheaper and easier to install. Even if the flooring is not 100% bamboo is still looks like solid bamboo flooring. It has a lesser expansion rate, which means it is great for areas where the weather is too try or humid. In such areas the size of the flooring will still remain the same.
Choosing between solid and engineered bamboo flooring is always tough. Engineered flooring is not actually real wooden flooring as it made by gluing together various layers of wood on a board. The top layers of engineered flooring planks have a decorative board on top. The bottom layers are consists of plywood or particle board. The top layer in case of engineered bamboo flooring is made of bamboo strips.
If you had a concrete floor before, then engineered bamboo flooring with top coat as bamboo is a great option for sub-flooring. This flooring type can be floated directly over slab. But, make sure you prepare the slab well before you install the bamboo flooring. The slab surface should be even, clean and dry before the planks are installed.


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