Why consider bamboo flooring for your home? It’s easier on the earth, harder than some hardwoods and resistant to flammability.
Unlike hardwood, bamboo is not a product of trees, it’s a fast growing grass.
Bamboo can grow from sprouts to harvesting in three to five years, thus an acre of bamboo can provide more flooring than an acre of trees.
When bamboo shoots are cut the roots remain intact and fresh new sprouts grow in their place.
The dense root mass of bamboo helps prevent soil erosion and provides a viable crop opportunity in hilly acres where other crops cannot grow.
The species used for flooring is harvested from selected groves in Southern China. And, good news -- this species is not eaten by Pandas.
Bamboo can be an attractive alternative to hardwood because it is eco-friendly, is dimensionally stable, 27% harder than Northern Red Oak, 13% harder than hard Maple, can either be nailed-down, glued-down or floated, and it’s resistant to flammability.
Bamboo flooring comes in planks and is installed just like engineered hardwood floors. These floors can be installed over many different types of subfloors.
If you think hardwood works, and may be the flooring for you, come discover all the other sections on this beautiful, versatile and inviting product.