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Five Surprising Facts About Strandwoven Bamboo

If you’ve been looking into bamboo as an option for your new floor covering, you’ve probably heard strandwoven bamboo mentioned from time to time. In all likelihood, you are probably curious about this incredible alternative to traditional bamboo, and would like to know more. So, EcoFusion thought it might be a good idea to offer up this quick list of facts about this beautiful and versatile material. 
Here are Five facts about strandwoven bamboo that may surprise you:

1. It’s One of the Hardest Flooring Materials Available

In lab tests comparing 52 different species of hardwoods, it came in as the fourth hardest. In fact, the only materials harder than it is; are derived from endangered species of bamboo that are disappearing from rainforests at an astonishing rate.

It actually clocks in at a hardness level 100% harder than the famously durable Red Oak! This means that it is almost impervious to scratches and dings that other materials just cannot stand up to. Big dog? No problem!

2. It Comes in a Wide Variety of Styles and Colors

Many people think that strandwoven is only available in the usual lighter blond color. Actually, it can be found in a wide variety of colors and styles, from lighter, almost white shades, to incredibly dark, rich shades. You’d really be surprised at the variety available!  

3. Easy Maintenance

It’s incredibly easy to keep this type of flooring in tip-top shape. With just a little bit of regular sweeping, and the occasional bit of love from a mop, your floors will continue looking great for years to come. As an added bonus, you don’t have to worry about waxing!

4. It’s Environmentally Friendly

Because bamboo is a grass, it grows at an incredible rate. In fact, the stalks used to make this flooring material grow up to 19 times faster than natural hardwoods. This makes it an extremely renewable resource that does not contribute to deforestation in any way. It is also free from horrendously dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde, and uses no gassing adhesives in its production.

5. Versatile Installation

One of the great things about this material is that it offers the choice between floating installation and nail-down. This means that there are more options as to where it can be installed.

As you can see, there are many benefits to using this incredible material in your home. If you’d like to learn more, use EcoFusion’s dealer locator to find a dealer near you. Simply type your zip code into the field, and let technology do the rest!