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Going Green with Bamboo!
Bamboo is considered a grass, and grows much faster then its hardwood counterpart. For this reason, Bamboo has substantially gained in sales & reputation as an eco- friendly, renewable source of material for flooring.
INVESTMENT: $2-$17 per sqft
Less expensive then hardwood
Eco-friendly (regrows in 3-5 yrs)
Same hardness as most hardwoods
Better warranty (35 yrs)
Ease of maintenance
Larger investment compared to carpet
Flooding will damage entire floor
Moso Bamboo is the primary species used for the manufacturing of flooring, which can grow up to 39 inches per day and 78 feet high in 1-2 months (depending on soil & moisture levels). It takes about 3–5 years for bamboo to reach full maturity as compared to traditional hard woods which take 20 – 120 years to mature. Bamboo also maintains its hardness (1400 Janka hardness test) & durability levels just like hardwood. In the past decade, the cosmetic advancements in Bamboo flooring have surpassed hardwood. You can now get Bamboo flooring stained & etched to view just like any hardwood species on the market. Anybody would be hard pressed to tell the difference between a Brazilian Cherry hardwood versus a Bamboo Brazilian Cherry. Pricing is also a major benefit. As low as 1/3 the price of traditional hardwood & tile flooring.