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Bamboo Kitchen Floors

October 07, 2020

Harder than many types of wood, eco-friendly bamboo kitchen flooring come in tiles and planks and in a variety of styles and finishes, from dark to blond.

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An Eco-Friendly Option

By choosing bamboo flooring over standard hardwood lumber, you will discover strong, durable floors that give a unique look to the home and are better for the environment. Bamboo is a great choice for environmentally conscious homeowners. It’s made from a renewable resource. Unlike wood, bamboo is rapidly renewable and matures in around six years (rather than 60). Harvesting bamboo does not kill it: When shoots are cut, the roots are left intact so new shoots can grow. And some bamboo floors contain water-based, solvent-free, low-VOC finishes, which contribute to better air quality in the home.

This eco-friendly kitchen is green both literally and eco spec paint was used on walls and matched with modular bar stools and glass pendant lights.bamboo floors warm the room and top appliances with custom cabinetry make the room pop.

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Photo: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Lighter and Brighter

Though it's technically a grass, bamboo is actually harder than many types of wood. Bamboo comes in tiles or planks in a variety of sizes, colors, patterns, and textures.

The eco-chic surface stands up well to water and traffic, and it's quite comfortable to stand on. So you can cook comfortably. Like hardwood, it's available in solid or engineered styles.

This bamboo floor gives a clean, open feel to this combined kitchen and breakfast nook.

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Contrast of Light and Dark

Though natural bamboo is blond, it can be stained a variety of colors, either translucent or opaque. For another darker option, carbonized or caramelized bamboo is pressure-heated to brown the sugar compounds. This produces a warm color without using stains or dyes.

Contrast is key in this bright white bar and dining area. Dark bamboo flooring, black barstools and a black dining table create bold focal elements in the space. A mix of dark and light furniture adds visual interest in the space for a sophisticated design.

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Photo: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

All About Texture

A natural beige runner rug over the kitchen's bamboo floor between the sink wall and island adds subtle pattern and a bit of texture. But bamboo floors are already known to be extra comfy and soft to walk on.

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