Buying strand woven bamboo flooring is not difficult. Unlike with uPVC windows where you invariably get a salesman coming to your house trying to grossly inflate the price to increase his commission, you can easily get a quotation for strand woven bamboo flooring.
You can search online or you can visit a high street retailer in flooring products. There are a few tips you should keep in mind before you commit, however, to a purchase. These tips are as follows:
- Always get at least three quotes to avoid being charged too much. If you accept the first price offered to you then you never know how competitive that price is.
- Consider your flooring requirements first. If you require strand woven bamboo flooring for a very high traffic situation then you might want to consider natural strand woven bamboo flooring rather than carbonized strand woven bamboo flooring. Carbonized strand woven bamboo flooring is 30% less hard than the lighter natural strand woven bamboo flooring.
- On the same topic, ask about what type of finish the flooring has. The best is an aluminum oxide finish by a German company called Klumpp. This is the industry leader. You should get at least 6 coatings.
- Look for a company that will include at least a 10 year warranty on the flooring.
- To be environmentally conscious, you should check out the company you are considering to purchase your strand woven bamboo flooring from for environmental certification. The best environmental certification for strand woven bamboo flooring is given by the Forest Stewardship Council (FCS).
- Ask about installation. Does the price include installation? If not how much does installation cost. If you are an experienced DIYer you might want to do your own installation.
- If you have any friends or family who have recently bought bamboo flooring then ask them where they got their flooring from.
- When asking for a quotation have all the details about the width and length of the room to hand.
- Beware of financing deals. You end up paying alot more in the long run if you make monthly payments. Also many financing packages have an early pay-off penalty clause.