Asian influence can be seen in many decorating schemes, from entire rooms that evoke the mysteries of the Orient to one or two key pieces that bring Asian influences into a room. One way to bring Oriental décor into the home is with bamboo laminate flooring.
Bamboo laminate flooring is a new trend in flooring whose history can be traced back hundreds of years to ancient Oriental dynasties. Some of the structures built using bamboo are still standing today as a testament to the durability and longevity of bamboo.
Bamboo laminate flooring is the economical option to solid or engineered bamboo flooring, which is not expensive but might be out of reach for some people. Bamboo laminate allows practically anyone to bring the beauty of bamboo into the home without the high installation costs of traditional hardwoods. Homeowners can usually install bamboo laminate on their own.
Just like solid bamboo, laminate is available in a variety of colors, from the traditional blond that is light and airy to the rich amber colors that are seen in carbonized bamboo. An added plus with choosing laminate flooring is that manufacturers can create even more colors than are typically found in bamboo flooring. This gives the homeowner even more options to choose from when purchasing their floor.
Bamboo flooring brings more than just a touch of the Orient into the home, some people believe it brings luck and choose it simply for that fact. Bamboo is considered a lucky plant and for people who are decorating using the influences of Zen and feng shui believe that bamboo floors bring them harmony and luck. Feng Shui decorators add that bamboo brings flexibility, resilience, strength, longevity and a touch of nature into the home based on these being its key properties.
Oriental decorating with bamboo laminate flooring is an option that fits into most any budget and at the same time just might bring a little luck into the home.
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