Bamboo flooring has different styles and colors. They are categorized as natural and carbonized color. During the boiling process, color is determined. Natural bamboo color comes out in a creamy blonde color that adds brightness to an interior. Carbonized bamboo, on the other hand, is characterized by its smoky, caramel hue which is the result of a longer boiling process. This causes the Starches left in the bamboo to caramelize. Take note that by the end of the following boiling processes, the natural remains to be the harder bamboo flooring. The bamboo’s hardness is reduced by 30% by the Carbonization process. Both colors of bamboo flooring can still be regarded as being hard as some hardwood kind.
The distinction between the two categories of bamboo flooring colors subsists on a spectrum. There are further shade differences within the natural and carbonized subsets and these make one batch of bamboo lighter or darker than the other, hence, Subtle Shades of bamboo floors. Your sales representative could help and tell you how to manage the Variance of your bamboo floor. Distributors often position batches of bamboo depending on the color and on the grade of bamboo flooring. It's also worth noting that bamboo floors are extremely easy to keep clean. Vacuuming your hardwood flooring is the easiest way, but you can also rent or buy a wood floor steam cleaner to keep them looking nice as well.
Carbonization is a process similar to that of caramelizing sugar. When you heat the sugar, it becomes balmy and amber in color. The longer the sugar is heated the darker the sugar gets. The bamboo can stand up to high heat for long periods of time. Bamboo fibers become darker because of the heat. The coloring can be operated by managing how long or how short the bamboo stays in contact with heat and how hot the bamboo is allowed to get. While subtle, the bamboo could remain in heat for long periods of time and get yellowish-brown in colors. Honey colors, on the other hand, are reached at lower temperatures for short periods of time. The carbonization process changes the structure and composition of your bamboo and somewhat still remains a strong flooring choice. The strength is not and will not be compromised to the peak of it being a deciding factor on whether or not to use bamboo for your floor.
Some manufacturers will make use of stains or dyes to achieve a wide array of colors. This is done after the bamboo planks have been made. This dying or staining process of coloring has no effect on the strength of the bamboo in any manner. It allows consumers to have a larger variety of colors to choose from.
Carbonization and dying are two coloring processes that allow bamboo floor manufacturers to offer a rainbow of colors or a wide range of colors to consumers. These options increase the growing popularity of bamboo flooring in the market and in turn, can renew any place for attractiveness and practicality. In this way, you will gain both the time it would take to maintain many other types of floor, as well as the many compliments you’ll receive from other people especially your visitors.