Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bamboo Flooring

i'm not a "GO GREEN" fanatic, but when i come across something that is awesome and eco-friendly, then why not? You'd think it would be more expensive but it's not. It might even make you sound cool in a conversation, but seriously.. bamboo flooring looks sweet. The kind i posted here is tiger stripe. creative name... i know.

Some basic facts about bamboo flooring:
  • Bamboo is harder than other hard floors. It's more durable.
  • Bamboo matures in less than two years making it a very renewable resource, where as hardwood floors are made from trees often hundreds of years old (often rain forest woods) and contributes to deforestation.
  • Bamboo flooring is an inexpensive alternative to hardwood flooring.
  • Bamboo floors are environmentally friendly. Bamboo hardwood floors are recognized by the US Green Building Counsel as a sustainable product and a low-emitting product. Made with safe resins and extremely low formaldehyde emissions, bamboo flooring is an excellent floor for healthy homes.
  • Bamboo is a grass, the use of pesticides and fertilizers is not needed.
  • Bamboo flooring is less susceptible to water damage than most traditional hardwood floors, but it’s still susceptible.
This will be my first choice in flooring when we purchase our home.