Bamboo Buying Guide
[Bamboo](https://www.flooranddecor.com/bamboo) is a naturally resilient material making it a popular sustainable option. Inside the home it’s durable enough to stand up to busy households and complements a variety of styles. It’s kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and eco-friendly. Let’s take a closer look at bamboo flooring’s sustainable and stylish options.
Types of Bamboo Flooring
Traditional bamboo has signature vertical lines. The bamboo is shredded and pressed into sheets to form long vertical planks to create a clean look that offers a classic foundation for your space.
Stranded bamboo is crafted from shredded bamboo fibers to create logs that are then cut into planks. The process results in ultra-dense and durable flooring. Check out Floor & Decor’s own [AquaGuard Water Resistant Bamboo ](https://www.flooranddecor.com/aquaguard-bamboo)that’s great for high-traffic areas of the home.
A Renewable Resource
Bamboo grows at a rate of 2 feet per day and grows to maturity in five to seven years. This rapid growth contributes to its sustainability as a flooring material you can feel good about.
Varieties of Surface Textures & Shades
Hand Scraped & Wire Brushed
Hand scraping and wire brushing are finishing techniques that enhance bamboo’s natural detail. The look is subtle and versatile for a variety of interior styles.
Distressing adds intentional age and character to the bamboo flooring surface. This look is ideal for rustic and industrial home styles. [High variation](https://www.flooranddecor.com/bamboo?prefn1=colorFamily&prefv1=High%20Variation) options make your floors a focal point.
Bamboo options range from gray to golden and even include rich espresso and red hues. The lighter the color, the more the natural detail of the bamboo strands shine through. For a more simplistic look, opt for darker colors.
In addition to bamboo, there are hundreds of [wood](https://www.flooranddecor.com/wood) flooring options to explore that will warm up your space that each have their own features and benefits. For additional eco-friendly options, take a look at[ Optimax Eco Resilient Flooring](https://www.flooranddecor.com/optimax-flooring) that’s PVC free with an authentic wood texture. To make your decision easier, our team of experts are here to help every day with [free design services](https://www.flooranddecor.com/design-scheduler). Schedule an appointment for a one-on-one shopping experience to choose the flooring that’s right for you.