What is Home Improvement?

Basically, home improvement or what better known as home renovation, is a simple process of making additions and repairs to your home in order to improve and strengthen its structure as well as appearance, thus making it truly one of a kind.


Beautiful Bamboo Flooring Inspired by Nature

If you're concerned about deforestation and the decline of many hardwood, bamboo flooring is the ideal alternative. Eco-friendly, when managed correctly, bamboo is becoming more and more popular for those looking for a hardwood flooring which exceeds the properties of many of the more traditional types of hardwood. With ability to regenerate within five or six years to become suitable to be made into flooring, bamboo is one of the most user-friendly and sustainable woods available.

Furthermore bamboo is also used to stabilise soil and help prevent erosion due to its broad route structure. As such, it can be cultivated and managed to assist the countries in which it is grown to develop a renewable crop which benefits all.

Bamboo flooring is suitable for homes and offices due to its durability and versatility. It's natural honey colour is usually coated to not only highlight the natural grain and beauty of the wood, but to give it an extremely smooth and dust free surface.

Like any other type of flooring you have the choice of matt or gloss finishes, along with the choice of the natural honey colour or a darker finish which is created by carbonising the bamboo. Flooring is typically horizontal and vertical pressed planks or strips as well as the availability of strand woven bamboo which increases the woods strength. Most bamboo flooring also has an anti-scratch coating applied making it ideal for family use as well as commercial.

Bamboo provides the beautiful natural warmth and is also suitable for those who have underfloor heating. In today's world where hygiene is paramount a bamboo floor is easy to clean and maintain. It is an ideal flooring for anyone who suffers from high fever or dust mite allergies.

If you love the beauty of natural wood, it's calming, yet very stylish appearance, bamboo flooring is becoming increasingly popular in the world of interior design. It's easy to coordinate bamboo window blinds to match flooring, furniture and soft furnishings to create a totally harmonic and balanced interior.

It should also be aware that although durable bamboo flooring is susceptible to being bleached or faded by harsh sunlight, and therefore suitable window dressings need to be put in place if you want your bamboo floor to last for many years. On the other hand many people prefer to let nature take its course and are quite happy to have the patina and colour changes occur naturally within their homes as this provides a more homely look.


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