Home Legend Bamboo Flooring
Our Expert Answers Your Most Frequent Questions
Home Legend bamboo flooring is a well-known product that can be found in homes across the country. The company has been in operation for over 60 years, and in addition to bamboo flooring, they also produce hardwood flooring, laminate and area rugs. They recently partnered up with construction and hardware specialists The Home Depot. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions our Home Legend expert gets about bamboo flooring each month:
1. Is bamboo strong enough for flooring?
Though the plant may look weak and frail as it sways in the breeze, Home Legend bamboo flooring is quite the opposite: very hard and durable but also lightweight. Bamboo is converted into hardwood by cutting it into strips, and steaming, flattening and gluing the strips together. Natural bamboo has a yellowish-brown color, while carbonized bamboo, which is the result of boiling bamboo for a long time, is the color of caramel.
2. How do I clean bamboo flooring?
Once installed, regular care can keep your Home Legend bamboo flooring looking good for a long time. You can use a dust mop for daily spot cleaning to avoid dust and pet hairs etc. from settling on the floor. Clean your floor once a week with a solution of vinegar and warm water in a 1:4 ratio. Clean up spills immediately to prevent them from soaking into the bamboo and creating a permanent stain.
3. Does the use of bamboo for flooring deplete the rainforest?
On the contrary, one of the advantages of bamboo is its sustainability. The plants used to make Home Legend bamboo flooring are grown on special farms, and it’s a well known fact that bamboo has a rapid re-growth cycle – some species can grow by as much as three feet per day. Bamboo is abundant in Southeast Asia, though most of the bamboo imported into the United States and Canada comes from China.