As well as the natural color of Bamboo itself, there is another primary darker color that is available as a bamboo flooring option. This color bamboo is produced by a process of "smoking" (high pressure steaming actually) the wood until it reaches a dark amber or honey blonde look. This method is called "carbonization". Either way, bamboo always display a graining and texture unique among all of the hardwood flooring materials.
There are two main production techniques for bamboo flooring. One is with the wood grain in a horizontal pattern which allows a more natural finish to be displayed, or in a vertical cut pattern which gives a much more even texture and coloring throughout the timber. Engineered planks are available that can be fitted yourself similar to any other wood laminate floor.
The Benefits of Bamboo Flooring are:
Maintenance for bamboo flooring is similar to that of other flooring materials. Don't get the floor too wet and use a proprietory wood floor cleaning product for best results. Of course, don't use any abrasive substance on any wood floor and if a specialized cleaning product isn't available, use a household detergent sparingly.
The following is a list of manufacturers who sell Bamboo and the products they make.
|Natural Cork Range of Bamboo|
|3-Ply Bamboo Horizontal||3-Ply Bamboo Vertical|
|Bamtex Range of Bamboo|
|Bamtex Free Floating Bamboo||Bamtex Horizontal Bamboo 36||Bamtex Horizontal Bamboo 72|
|Bamtex Vertical Bamboo 36||Bamtex Vertical Bamboo 72|
|Hawa Range of Bamboo|
|Hawa Horizontal Bamboo||Hawa vertical Bamboo|
|LM Range of Bamboo|
|LM Kendall Plank Bamboo 3|
|Stepco Range of Bamboo|
|Stepco Bamboo Loc Horizontal||Stepco Bamboo Solid||Stepco Bamboo Solid Wide Plank 7|
|Stepco Strand Woven Bamboo||Stepco Strand Woven Dimensions|
|Teragren Range of Bamboo|
|Teragren Craftman||Teragren Signature||Teragren Signature Colors Horizontal|
|Teragren Spectrum||Teragren Studio||Teragren Synergy Strand|
|WFI Range of Bamboo|
|WFI Bamboo Solid Horizon||WFI Bamboo Solid Vertical||WFI Bamboo Strand Woven|
|WFI Bamboo Wide Board Horizontal||WFI Bamboo Wide Board Vertical|