An engineered bamboo flooring is a new flooring technology which is very flexible. Unlike a traditional bamboo floor, this one has a horizontal, vertical, and stranded design with a very affordable price. More than that, the material is also more durable because it can resist to all types of wear and tear due to weather conditions.
Both vertical and horizontal bamboo designs are designed in a similar manner. They are tightly pressed together and then laminated for a smooth surface. A horizontal design is flat while the vertical design can stand on one side and can also stacked on top of another. These two designs become more durable as they become drier.
Strand woven bamboo is manufactured from shredded bamboo which are glued and then tightly pressed together. It is very hard and resistant while it also shrinks or expands due to weather changes. Since it is has a thick density, it is the most difficult to install.
Among the types of flooring which resist warping, only the bamboo flooring stands out. What makes an engineered bamboo special is that it is made from pure bamboo on the outside while its interior materials are made from other types of wood like teak and oak. Thus, it becomes more durable and versatile. It also does not expand or shrink easily unlike the other types of strand woven bamboo flooring. More than that, it can withstand humid weather conditions because bamboos naturally grow in tropical places.
Installation is also easy.If you prefer to use nails, you can use it. But using glue is also another option. An engineered bamboo flooring can be installed in almost any kinds of environment because of its flexible and durable materials. No need to worry about warping because it can resist extreme weather changes. This lessens a lot of expenses for future repair. So it is very practical. Aside from versatility, an engineered bamboo offers more choices. Either you want to install it horizontally or vertically, it is the best and the most practical option.