Bamboo parquet is becoming more and more popular: architects, designers, planners and suppliers recommend it for all environments. Why is he so loved? What are the characteristics that make it unique? Is it a more eco-sustainable alternative to classic parquet? The answers in the guide below.
Let’s start with the basics: the bamboo – or bamboo if you prefer – it is not a tree. It’s a grass, like maize and corn. And in common with these cereals it has the fast growth. In a few years, in fact, a bamboo cane can reach to measure beyond 40 meters.
Species original ofOrient and Africa, is extremely resistant And flexible. There growth spontaneous e luxuriant, as well as very fast, make it an element ideal for fight the deforestation for commercial purposes.
In fact, the cultivated mountains to bambuseto, they do not stay never completely remains: to have an excellent yield, the bamboo must grow at least four years. Growers of this plant mark the year of birth of each specimen on the canes so as not to cut bamboo that needs further growth.
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We are facing a responsible behavior, in this way the lands cultivated with bambuseto never remain devoid of rhizomes which protect them from landslides and avalanches. And often i bamboo they fill gaps in the ground thanks to their own roots: they come put to mansion for to avoid the collapse from land damaged.
So opt for a parquet in bamboo it is definitely one eco-friendly choice And responsible – also given the beauty, hardness and durability of the product.
Why choose bamboo parquet?
Because it’s resistant: in the stairs from Brinnell – that is the scale of values with which the hardness of materials is measured – bamboo is twice more strong of the Cherry tree he was born in oak. For this property it is said also ‘natural steel’! Thanks to the resistance also i scratches I’m a distant memory, ensuring the beauty of the parquet over the years.
For his tolerance to the fire, being not very flammable compared to other woods. This is due to the ignition times and combustion which is only achieved at really high temperatures. So in case of Sparks of fireplace or cigarettes do not worry, the house will not go to fire. Not only, not Yes will stain neither.
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Choosing it also means saying goodbye at spots from liquids: if oil, water, vinegar or wine should fall, it will no longer be a problem. In fact the bamboo it is a material not very absorbent.
Thanks to this quality not you don’t even have it anymore problems from humidity: goodbye to molds, necklines and parquet damaged by a too humid environment.
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As already mentioned, the bamboo it really is a product ecological: goodbye to deforestation to create floors. In addition, the parquet in bamboo is worked in the villages where the plant is cultivated.
This because it is necessary to cut, sand and model the joints after a few hours fromculling. In addition to the reduction of the environmental impactincrease of the capital in villages economically underdeveloped.
Finally, the bamboo parquet is less expensive compared to parquet in other woods. The cost for sqm hovers between 25 € and € 40.
Types of bamboo parquet
They are basically three: horizontal Vertical And pressed. For the first type, i knots of the plant are more visible since the auctions I’m assembled – precisely – in horizontal with respect to the surface on which they rest.
The parquet in vertical, instead, it loses the typical connotation of bamboo being i knots of the plant less visible. This feature helps to make the vertical parquet that most chosen in Europe as it conforms more to classic parquet.
That pressed, said also strand woven, is the parquet with higher hardness among those listed. That is due to the method used for to assemble the auctions: not gluing them as in classic parquet but pressing them.
For the Brinnell staircase, in fact, the parquet of pressed bamboo measure one hardness from 9.5 – compared to 4.6 of the vertical and horizontal.
Variety of colors
Bamboo parquet also has one chromatic variety equal to classic parquet. In commerce they are found bleached, natural, charred parquet – or cooked in special ovens for darken the wood and make it more like walnut. To choose the one that best suits your home, take into account the size of the rooms, the brightness, the style of furniture and the doors and fixtures already present.
Is it suitable outside?
Of course! If you want to cover a patio, the poolside, the terrace, a part of the garden or a veranda, just apply a treatment against the xylophagous animals they weathering. Given its resistance to humidity and to these precautions, you will have a perfect coating for outdoor areas, you only need to do a coat of oil a couple of times a year to nourish the wood.
Maintenance is very simple: it is necessary aerate there room to let the stage breathe, pass a broom or a ‘vacuum and subsequently wash the floor with water And soap for parquet – we recommend a well wrung mop as a tool.
For to reduce the scratches on parquet we recommend to apply the felt pads under furniture and chairs to prevent them from damaging the floor when moving them.
Bamboo parquet: images and photos
We have collected in the gallery below some images that well illustrate the life cycle of bamboo – from the bamboo grove to the parquet laid in the houses. Have a look!
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