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Bamboo is actually a grass species, but soils from the bamboo plant are very popular nowadays. Moso bamboo is the species most commonly used for flooring. The origin of most of today's bamboo parquet products is in China and other parts of Asia.
The benefits of bamboo parquet
Certain types of bamboo floors are hard, firm and durable. It has a natural resistance to insects and moisture. The cost of bamboo parquet is comparable to that of other parquet floors. However, it is best to avoid opting for very cheap bargain material. They are usually of low quality. In addition, bamboo floors are very trendy and can immediately give the house a stylish, indescribable feeling.
Bamboo floors are above all environmentally friendly. The bamboo plant is highly renewable and grows very fast. In fact, the Moso bamboo can grow up to 119 centimeters in 24 hours. It can also be harvested without transplanting, as its root system helps the plant to reproduce vegetatively.
Types of bamboo parquet
There are different types of bamboo parquet, and each one differs in their manufacturing process. In Southeast Asia, flat bamboo pieces of wood are being merged into floor coverings. This is normally used in stilt houses. In the North American markets, a highly processed bamboo floor is available. Bamboo floors can also be locked and are easiest to install. Each plank has an interlocking connection, which clicks exactly with that of another plank.
Care of bamboo parquet
Bamboo floors require careful care. Scratches and stains can occur when rough and hard material is used on a bamboo floor. When wiping, it is best to use a dust wiper to remove dirt and dust. If it is really necessary to wipe the floor, it is best to use a thoroughly wrung out mop to prevent water from getting to the floor.
If you need to use detergents, make sure they can be safely used on hardwood floors. Some cleansers contain wax that makes the color of the floor cloudy and leaves a film-like glaze on the floor. In fact, you can make your own bamboo floor cleaning fluid at home. You only need to mix a quarter cup of white vinegar and a quart of water to make this bamboo cleaner.