Ottawa Bamboo Flooring
Durability & Style
Bamboo flooring is a popular choice for homeowners interested in beauty, durability, and sustainability in Ottawa.
Bamboo flooring is much more than an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible option. Like other flooring engineered from natural materials like cork, eucalyptus, bamboo, or FSC-certified wood are typically more durable than other synthetic flooring products.
The term “engineered hardwood” in this context means that the top layer of flooring is made from bamboo, which is glued to a bottom layer that can be made up of a variety of materials.
Bamboo flooring is easy to maintain and can be a perfect choice for your home. However, in areas where floors come into regular contact with water, bamboo may not the best option.
Ecological & Sustainable
Bamboo flooring is considered a ecologically-friendly because it is such a rapidly renewable resource. Bamboo grows extremely fast and can reach its desired hardness and strength in only 5 years compared to decades for hardwood. No replanting is required either since bamboo is a grass and not a tree and its root system is not effected during harvesting.
Although different manufacturers use different processes, unlike hardwood, bamboo farming typically requires less pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Continental Flooring carries Ottawa’s best selection of bamboo engineered hardwood flooring. We have many colours and cuts from several varieties on display at our beautiful showroom on Colonnade Drive.
The lighter shade is often bamboo’s natural colour and a “carbonized” shade is achieved through a heat treatment process that caramelizes the sugars in the bamboo fibers. A vertical cut conveys a warm elegant look while horizontal suggests a more rugged look.
There are different installation techniques for different varieties of bamboo flooring, so ask a Continental Flooring representative which option is best for your specific needs in Ottawa.