Day 255 – Bamboo Flooring

14 Mar

I realise, now that the house is so white, that I need to get my camera cleaned!

The last few days we saw the arrival and part installation of our tiles and bamboo flooring. The tiles came from Italy and are called ‘slate winter’ and ‘slate autumn’.

The bamboo is from China, but delivered through a company in England. Natural Strand Woven bamboo is one of the hardest materials you can use for flooring and compared to hard woods, is a great deal cheaper, mainly because bamboo grows so quickly! It is incredibly dense and so works wonderfully well with underfloor heating and has a beautifully warm finish. When we first heard about bamboo flooring we were intrigued by its hardness and liked the fast that it is sustainable product. When I ordered some samples we gave them to Josh, who was about 18 months old at the time. In typical Josh style, he started banging the living daylights out of them, and only one sample withstood his battering without as much as a dent or scratch, the natural strand woven sample. When I brought it to the site, I showed Florence the sample and proceeded to smash it with a large rock. Barely a mark!! That was the floor for us!

Here are a few pictures showing the tiles going in, the bamboo floor, some of the new window sills and the stairs. There is also a photo of the stairs going up to the attic. You’ll also notice in the background that most of the second fix electrics are also done!

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Posted by on March 14, 2012 in Flooring, Internal Finishes


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2 responses to “Day 255 – Bamboo Flooring

  1. dove19

    March 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm


    I like the tiles… not that it’s me that needs to like them, but I do anyway!!

    The floor looks lovely, and it does give that wonderfully good feeling, when you find what you need for the right price with no compromise, but where it is good for the environment too!!

    It’s like I imagine it would be like to be able to buy an electric car.

    Now I’m curious to see what your kitchen and bathroom fittings will look like!!

    It must be lovely to think that all this newness will be yours to enjoy for a long time to come!!

    Lots of love and hugs,

    Big Sis

    • clubjuncture

      March 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks Evie!!
      I was don’t at the house again this evening and now there are two doors installed. They are firedoors, which makes them really heavy! But they are cheap, but have the feeling of real luxury. They are also ‘paint grade’ doors, which means they are even cheaper because they are usually painted. But they look lovely. We’re going to varnish them. I was also thinking about the newness of everything! It will be lovely to enjoy it. I feel like we don’t deserve it 🙂 I just hope we have the opportunity to share it with lots of people!!
      love you loads


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