Published on October 31st, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans3
TLC for Bamboo Flooring
Although the demand for bamboo is growing rapidly, this hardy, sustainable, and hypo-allergenic material is relatively new to the flooring market. Bamboo is a grass (not a wood), and it’s a very durable one at that because it hardens with age. As bamboo grows, its diameter does not change but the density of the culm, or shoot, does. The young plant is full of capillaries that carry water up and down its stalk, and over the years, the soft, sugary tissue hardens into a wood rich in durable cellulose.
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