Carpet has always been the go-to in the flooring industry for residential homes but more and more our clients are looking into hard surface options and most of those people immediately think of hardwood. Hardwood is a long lasting alternative to carpet but isn’t always the best option for homes, especially homes with animals or small children. Hardwood floors can be easy to scratch and can gap if the humidity in your home fluctuates regularly. Hardwood can also be on the high end of the flooring price scale for a quality product. So what are the flooring alternatives in Colorado? [Read more…]
If you are in the process of shopping for new carpet for your home I am sure you’ve come to realize how many options are now available. These options are fantastic because so many needs will be met. At Bretz Interiors, we know the process can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming and we are here to help you with that! Here are a few carpet fiber facts to help ease the process of choosing a carpet that is right for you and your home! [Read more…]
Our entire flooring showroom is on sale for the rest of the year! Stop by the Bretz Interiors Showroom to view our large selection of products which includes carpet, carpet tile, sheet vinyl, vinyl planking, laminate, hardwood, engineered hardwood, bamboo, tile, and cork. Orders must be placed by or before 12/31/2012 with your salesperson and coupon must be presented to salesperson at the time of purchase. Please give us a call or send us an email if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment! Showroom appointments are not necessary but are recommended to ensure that a salesperson is present when you come by.
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Bamboo flooring is an interesting flooring choice and is a great option when redecorating your home. I recently read an article about bamboo flooring and it has many great points to consider. They list Teragren as one of the top manufacturing companies for Bamboo products, which we have found to be the best company to work with for bamboo, and they definitely have a wonderful product. I’ve copied some of the most important information to research when looking into bamboo flooring.
The Pros & Cons of Bamboo Hardwood Flooring
If you’ve done your research on bamboo hardwood flooring, you will surely have come across some controversy. There are many forum posts by disgruntled home owners displeased with their dented and scratched bamboo hardwood flooring, only to be tempered by a handful of happy buyers who say their bamboo flooring has been holding up for years. Furthermore, there’s the whole debate on just how sustainable bamboo flooring really is. So who’s right you ask? Well, that all depends. By no means is all bamboo flooring sub-par. What it really comes down to is a “case by case” basis. Some bamboo plantations are sustainable and engage in fair-trade practices, while others are not. Some manufacturers use toxic amounts of formaldehyde in their processing while others do not. Some bamboo is misleadingly marketed as being harder than oak, while other brands are indeed actually harder! When all is said and done, the answer to whether or not purchasing bamboo hardwood flooring can be better for the environment is…. YES!!!!
The Pros Outweigh the Cons for Bamboo Hardwood Floors
What it all comes down to is the cultivation of the bamboo itself and the manufacturing process that turns the miracle grass into hardwood bamboo flooring. Not to sound biased or anything, the pros of properly cultivated and manufactured bamboo flooring truly outweigh the cons. In fact, if you go with the best brands and proper type of flooring best suited to your needs, as opposed to the cheapest priced bamboo flooring out there, you’ll find there’s no cons at all. In other words, if you don’t want any regrets about your decision to buy bamboo hardwood flooring, you will need to do some research on bamboo hardwood floor brands and retailers. Based on the seemingly countless customer testimonials (horror stories in some cases), forum posts and research we’ve done, the following guidelines are provided to help ensure you are happy with your final selection of bamboo hardwood flooring for years to come.
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