Modern, Low-Maintenance, and Green

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Floor Coverings International is your local provider for bamboo flooring in the Saint Petersburg, Florida area. Bamboo flooring has become an increasingly popular flooring choice throughout the St. Petersburg area because it has the durability of hardwood, yet is more eco-friendly than a traditional hardwood floors.

Our flooring experts are trained in all sorts of eco-friendly flooring, including bamboo. We encourage and support our clients’ desire to go green in these environmentally conscious times, so we are prepared to assist you every step of the way as you go green in your home or office. Here are some things to keep in mind when working with bamboo floors.

Advantages & Disadvantages

The main advantage of bamboo flooring is that it is very sturdy while still being earth-friendly. Bamboo is described as sustainable because unlike most hardwood species, bamboo is a fast growing plant that replenishes quickly, so old-growth trees won’t be harmed in the harvesting process. Natural bamboo flooring is ranks high on the Janka Hardness scale, just above white oak and ash, so you can be sure to enjoy your floors for years to come. If you’re looking to create a modern atmosphere in your home, bamboo is a great choice as it is available in a subtle grain pattern. Additionally, it is quite easy to clean.

On the other hand, bamboo can be susceptible to scratches. If you are planning on having bamboo installed in a high-traffic area of the home, make sure it is sealed properly. This will help to prevent scrapes and scuffing and to give you peace of mind of your investment.

Appearance & Style Options

Most bamboo flooring has a honey-colored finish with a slightly mottled looking appearance, although it can be stained to almost any hue that you desire. You can find bamboo in shades from the lightest yellow tones to shades so dark they are practically black. We partner with premier flooring manufacturers, to offer our customers the top brands and best quality bamboo flooring.

With so many options in bamboo flooring in St. Petersburg, FL, it can be dizzying to choose the perfect one for your unique needs. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg help. Call or click to schedule your free in-home consultation today!

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