Although bamboo flooring is extremely strong and moisture resistant, it is not suitable for wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries.
However, due to bamboo having a tensile strength close to that of steel, it is durable enough for the wear and tear of kitchens. Because kitchens are not a true “wet area” and typically only experience light spills, bamboo is perfectly suitable.
Bamboo or any other timber flooring is not ideal in other wet areas due to the excessive moisture and water in those areas could cause discolouration, warping and cupping.
Timber flooring is in the same boat of course and also cannot be installed in areas where there is a drainage point.
Bamboo is ideal for kitchens as it is spill and stain resistant and is extremely easy to clean and maintain.
It is also very low in allergens, which is ideal for people who suffer from sensitivities and is one of the most environmentally friendly flooring options.
As kitchens generally have a high traffic volume it is important to note that the bamboo flooring in this area tends to need slightly more maintenance than other areas of the home.
To keep your kitchen floor in pristine condition it is advised to put a water resistant mat next to the sink area to prevent excess water being spilled on the bamboo and to protect against high foot traffic.
For wet areas such a bathrooms and laundries, tiles are the best option, as not only are they water safe, it is also possible to taper the flooring down to a drainage point.
If you would like to learn more about the suitability of bamboo flooring for your home, please contact us by email or phone 08 9445 9011 to speak with our friendly team today.