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Understanding the Types of Bamboo Flooring


Meta Description: Bamboo Flooring, one of the most popular types of hardwood flooring, is available in different types which can be used for different purposes!

As compared to all other hardwood flooring types, Bamboo Flooring stands out due to its eco-friendliness and sustainability. The popularity of Bamboo flooring, at both residential as well as commercial levels, has skyrocketed over the past few years.

It is 4X harder than the Oak flooring, is perfectly durable, and scratch-free. Another feature that makes it one of the most popular flooring types today is its versatility. Bamboo can be constructed to make a variety of different flooring types, which is why you will find diversified flooring types when you choose Bamboo flooring.

Types of Bamboo Flooring

When talking about the types of Bamboo flooring, you can find this flooring in both solid planks and the engineered form. There are different constructions, profile types, and various colors available in the market, each of these types has their applications!

Construction Types

Horizontal Construction

In horizontal construction type, the bamboo is cut into small and thin strips, that are dried and glued together horizontally. The fitting profile is then added. It is followed by the addition of layers of lacquer to the surface for the protection and finishing the floor. The horizontally constructed Bamboo flooring features a prominent grain pattern.

Vertical Construction

After being cut into small and thin strips. These strips are dried and glued together vertically. The fitting profile is added using a machine, followed by the addition of protective layers of lacquer are added for the surface finish of the floor. Vertical construction forms thin planks with not-so-prominent grain patterns.

Strand Woven

Bamboo is shredded into fibers and strands, which are dried and compressed to stick together under excessive pressure. The grain pattern due to this construction is random, and it is stronger than both vertical and horizontal constructions.

Profile Types

Tongue and Groove

It is the traditional fitting profile of wooden or bamboo flooring. Installation of tongue and groove profiled planks is easy.  The tongues and grooves are glued together and left loose over the underlay.

Click Fitting

The bamboo floor planks of this profile use the uniclic system. By simply clicking and clocking the planks together makes installation simple.

Parquet Block

The Bamboo flooring with Parquet block feature a tongue and groove profile. Instead of planks, it consists of Parquet block which creates delicate geometric patterns.


Besides the construction and flooring, there are different colors that you can choose from. The colors affect the durability, hardness, and various other features of the bamboo flooring. Carbonized Bamboo flooring features a rich warm look. Also, bamboo planks can have other wood grain and coloring images applied to its surface. The natural state is warm blonde makes it easy to match with all types of home decors.

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A Boost to Veganuary

As many of you may already know… It is Veganuary. A time where we commit to one of our many New Years’ resolutions and try something we wouldn’t usually.

Veganuary is an awesome example of committing to something new, as the charity-based movement challenges people to become Vegan for one whole month.

We recently found an article relating to London’s Hilton Hotel and their response to the growing awareness of the meat-free and cruelty-free lifestyle. Their team has collaborated with Bompass & Parr, a London-based studio and The Vegan Society to bring an eco-friendly, plant-based and animal-free suite.

Part of the article, which struck the team the most, was that bamboo flooring had been laid within the suite. This is amazing for the industry and we have high hopes for 2019! Here at Bamboo Family, we provide ‘the world’s hardest and most sustainable floors’ so here’s to 2019.

This amazing suite also includes memory-foam pillows, which have been manufactured from shredded bamboo fibres and recycled cluster polyester. Again, great news for the industry- and we hope this continues to grow.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and we hope it was interesting. If you have any queries about Bamboo Family and our products, please contact the team via email- or phone 01772 864206.

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Our First Authorised Retailer

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Pristine Floors, a Lancashire based business supplying well-finished floors to the public. This is the first of our authorised retailers supplying Bamboo Family’s premium flooring!! In the pipeline, we have a number of authorsied retailers which we can not wait to tell you about!!


Pristine Flooring offer a full fitting service and have a dedicated, friendly and experienced sales team in order to find the right product for you! Contact Chris at Pristine Floors or visit their shop in Chorley for more information on our Bamboo flooring range!


Pristine Floors

Unit 1, 60a Westhoughton Road,






01257 266 299

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The History of Bamboo

The earliest reports of bamboo being introduced into the flooring industry can be found in the 1990’s. Bamboo is being used in numerous ways such as  Clothing, Scaffolding, Kitchen Accessories, and Furniture. Bamboo has seen a huge increase in demand especially in consumers who are eco-conscious.

For further information regarding our products please contact one of the team on

Bamboo Family.

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It Looks Like Bamboo

To date, bamboo flooring has been available in either a carbonized dark colour or natural light colour – beautiful, but not always suitable for UK mainstream. Bamboo Famuly can now o er a huge range of colours and e ects thanks to our Unique Encased Manufacturing ProcessTM, by complimenting any house whether ultra modern or traditional. You can now have the look of an oak floor with all the benefits and strength of bamboo!

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UK18002 Walnut Print “The Worlds Hardest And Most Sustainable Floors”®

Latest Stock UK18002 Walnut Print

Brand Bamboo Family

Warranty 50 Years Residential

Model Number UK18002

Indoor Air Quality Low VOC No Formalfehyde

Grain Walnut Print

Installation Type

Glue Down, Floating Floor

Specification HDF Engineered Bamboo

Characteristics Drop lock

Length 1220/610mm

Width 130 mm

Thickness 10/2 mm

Milling Clic

Finish 12 Coat Durability Sealing System

Slip Resistance 79 Excellent

Moisture Content 6-9

Application Residential and Commercial

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New Stock Grey Herringbone (Parquet)

New stock on the way a stunning grey herringbone (parquet) floor ref uk1801 part of our “hardest and most sustainable floors in the world®” range made in our own factory. Comes with the usual 50 year residential warranty and Its 4x harder than oak and 10 tines more sustainable with loads of other features, see website for full details #harderthanoak

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Why Bamboo Family Flooring?

Why Bamboo Family Flooring ?

1, Bamboo Family produce the “world’s hardest and most sustainable floors®”

2, Sustainability.

– Protects planet for future generations.

-10 times more sustainable than oak. Bamboo regrows in      3-5 years, does not need replanting. oak takes 50-70 years to grow.

3, Current bamboo flooring colours on market are plain and boring, our range I trendy and stylish.


What is our product USP ?

1, Most sustainable material in the world, it’s a grass.

2, Hardest floors in the world – Unique Encased Manufacturing Process, makes it 4x harder than oak floors.

3, Beautiful colours.

a, Trendy and Stylish painted colours.

b, Traditional and Classic solid bamboo colours.

4, Better product performance and value than oak.


Its time to change.

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At Bamboo Family we are concerned about the environment and all our floors are manufactured with this in mind. Everything we do we consider the effects on the environment.
All our bamboo is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified which means it is all grown to meet the needs of the current and future generations. It is our responsibility to ensure our bamboo is sourced to protect current and future generations.
We are very proud that our floors are the most sustainable in the world and with our beautiful designs they will enhance your home.
You can trust it has been ethically sourced.

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Benefits of Bamboo

Benefits of Bamboo Technically a grass, bamboo has been used in decorations and a number of other assortments, but has only recently been used on a large scale for floors. Perhaps as a result of the sustainable movement, the material has become increasingly popular. However, even though it a sustainable resource, it is also a cost effective one. Although laminates are cheaper for flooring, most traditional hard wood flooring costs more money than bamboo does. The benefits of bamboo are many folds. First of all, it is a natural anti-bacterial that will help buildings where there are children or people who cannot be in contact with bacteria for fear of sickness. Another great feature of bamboo is that it is water resistant, which makes it a better choice than many other hardwood floors that can stain or deteriorate when any kind of moisture gets in contact. It is also an extremely durable piece of material that is easy to move, yet still hard enough to provide you with great flooring. For those who like doing DIY projects, there are a number of options with click and tongue and groove that allow for easy installation. Nonetheless, if you want the best fit and installation you might want to hire a professional to do it for you.

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