When it comes to choosing the right flooring materials for your commercial or apartment renovation project, you might want to consider the benefits of bamboo flooring.
Even though many believe bamboo is a type of wood, it’s actually a species of grass! This grass is actually a very green building resource due to its ability to repopulate without being replanted, as well as its short maturity period of just over 3 years.
Types of Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo can provide years of durability depending on the type you choose. There are two primary types:
- Natural bamboo with its blonde color
- Carbonized bamboo with a darker color
Natural bamboo will provide years of durability and beauty while keeping your building project green friendly. Carbonized bamboo, on the other hand, is much softer and less resistant to wear and damage but provides an attractive, dark finish.
Why Care About Bamboo Floors?
Bamboo flooring provides many important benefits for your renovation project:
- Denser & more durable than most wood
- Lower in cost
- Environmentally stable
Choosing bamboo flooring is a great way to make life easier for maintenance supervisors, community managers, and leasing consultants. It is easy to maintain, cheaper than hardwood, and extremely durable, but also attractive and eco-friendly. Potential tenants are far more likely nowadays to be eco-conscious, so showing your apartment complex or office building to be a green place is a surefire way to impress.
Going with Green Flooring
All of these reasons point to why bamboo flooring is not a fad that will disappear but a renewable resource that is here to stay. If you are seeing the benefits of choosing green building materials for your multifamily renovation project, please take time to view some of our other resources. We have an entire series dealing with Going Green with your renovation project.
If Regal Commercial Services can help you with your next flooring installation or apartment renovation, please call us at 714.744.1106. Or email us through the yellow Contact Us button.