Bamboo is one of the world's fastest growing and strongest plants. Because it is technically a grass, it can be harvested every five years. This makes it a more sustainable alternative to timber, which can take up to 60 years to re-grow. Due to its sustainable qualities, high durability and stylish appearance, it has come as no surprise that bamboo is increasing its demand by both homeowners and architects alike.
Baker’s Carpets and Blinds offers a range of bamboo including different finishes; smooth, handscraped, engineered and micro beveled boards.
In summary, choose bamboo flooring if you want a natural flooring option that is extremely hard wearing, beautiful, easy to care for and often much cheaper than natural timber boards. Bamboo flooring is a natural flooring option and aesthetically it's very similar to timber. As mentioned earlier, bamboo grows very quickly which in turn makes bamboo flooring much cheaper than slower growing timber board. Not only is bamboo much more affordable than timber, it’s also very tough and comes in pre-finished boards which means fast installation and no additional finishings so you can walk on your new flooring and put all your furniture back to its position immediately after the install! Unlike timber boards, it's not recommended to sand and refinish bamboo flooring, however you can replace individual boards if they are damaged. Bamboo is very hard wearing and unlikely to dent, however we recommend rugs or runners in high traffic areas, wipe up liquid spills quickly and use felt pads under furniture to keep your new bamboo floor looking great for years to come!
BT Bamboo is manufactured from specially selected bamboo that is harvested from sustainable forests. The bamboo stalks are grown to maturity prior to harvesting to ensure the strength and quality of the product. It is treated against fungal attack and insect infestation and then kiln dried. Strand woven bamboo is created when random strips of bamboo have been assembled under extreme pressure and heat to create the hardest most durable bamboo available. It is manufactured to international standards of EO emissions, for high indoor air quality, to look after your health. Aesthetically it appears like timber and is the bamboo of choice for many architects due its stylish satin coatings that accentuate the natural beauty and warmth of the bamboo.