Published on March 31st, 2009 | by Stephanie Evans
Bamboo Flooring as an Alternative to Traditional Hardwood
If you are interested in a sustainable hardwood flooring option for your home then you must consider bamboo. It’s easy to clean and has anti-microbial properties so you know it will be around for a long time.
Bamboo is a fast-growing grass that is renewable, durable, and attractive. It is an excellent alternative to tree wood because bamboo can grow wood faster than any tree. Because bamboo is a rapid growing grass and not wood, it can be harvested every 5-7 years, unlike 15-100 years for many tree wood. This makes bamboo an extremely environmentally friendly product for flooring. A variety of bamboos products can be found in the market today. We recommend ‘strand woven bamboo’ which is made by weaving together strands of bamboo grass. The weaving process eliminates the needs for glues and formaldehydes that release toxic fumes into the environment over time.
Companies such as Teragren bamboo flooring, have a mission is to reduce dependence on dwindling timber resources by manufacturing flooring, stairs, and panels from bamboo sustainably harvested in the Zhejiang Province of China. Click here to find a Teragren supplier near you (http://www.teragren.com/where.php) Bamboo flooring Biz is a great resource with many useful links to websites with information related to bamboo, flooring and home improvements. (http://www.bambooflooring.biz/directory-index.htm)