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Eco Friendly Bamboo Flooring

eco friendly bamboo flooringWhether you are remodeling an existing home or designing a new home with green in mind, the green features and benefits of a bamboo floor are certainly worth your consideration.

Author: Ernest Jarquio

“There is no question that bamboo is a renewable resource- it is a grass and grows very quickly. Where oak takes 120 years to grow to maturity, bamboo can be harvested in three.” Treehugger.com

Bamboo flooring is very quickly gaining popularity with many businesses as well as homeowners. There are many benefits to be gained from the installation of bamboo flooring in your home compared to other kinds of wood flooring. The main one of these is that it is much stronger as well as being denser than hardwood floors. This quality also makes it very resistant to moisture.

In addition, this type of flooring as produced by such companies as Morning Star Bamboo Flooring is very easy to install as a do-it-yourself project, so that makes it cost effective. Plus it is also extremely easy to maintain.

Bamboo flooring is made from the canes of the bamboo plant which can grow up to 100 ft high and can be between 45 and 60 cm in width. These canes are split and then flattened before they can be glued (laminated) together under extreme pressure and then made either into planks, tiles or strips of laminated bamboo flooring.

This method makes them really strong and durable as well as looking very elegant once the flooring has been laid. The process of bamboo flooring installation is a very simple one that anyone can carry out for themselves. Many of the companies selling this product offer you a glueless bamboo flooring system known as click lock where you just click the joints into place so there is no need for toxic adhesive products to be used during this process.

When looking to buy bamboo flooring there are hundreds of sites on the internet where it can be purchased from. But there are also many flooring companies around the US now selling this sustainable and environmentally friendly flooring. If you were to do a search of the internet for bamboo flooring in Oregon or say Los Angeles or Seattle you will be amazed at the results that you would come up with.

“Contrary to the concerns of some, the harvesting in these forests is not a threat to Pandas, as they live at much higher elevations and eat a different species of bamboo.” Buildinggreen.com

As well as bamboo flooring being very strong and durable and also easy to install, the other great advantage it has over other types of hardwood and laminate flooring is that it is resistant to both moisture and insects. In addition, when you compare the prices of bamboo flooring to other kinds of flooring you will be surprised at just how inexpensive this type of flooring is.

Most of the bamboo flooring available today is provided through China and it is fast becoming one of the most popular kinds of flooring the world over because it is a highly renewable material and so is truly environmentally friendly.

About the author:
Learn about bamboo flooring installation and Morningstar bamboo flooring and glueless bamboo flooring in my site.

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Discussion

21 Responses to “Eco Friendly Bamboo Flooring”

  1. Not only is Bamboo fast growing, moisture resistant and more durable than hardwood it makes a beautiful floor. Will increase the value of your home and be the center of conversation. The maintanence is easy and the resistance to dings and dents are better than its hardwood conunterpart. Bamboo is a great choice for your new flooring.
    Learn more a about hardwood and bamboo at http://www.UpScaleInteriorDesigns.com

    Posted by wayne | March 22, 2008, 5:36 pm
  2. It’s also got anti-bacterial properties when made in to clothing fiber, as well as being good at wicking moisture away from the skin

    Posted by Rob | April 27, 2009, 4:06 pm
  3. I agree that bamboo flooring does not threaten pandas. Contrary to popular belief, its a good message to get across as bamboo grows quickly and as you say is hard wearing too.

    Posted by John | June 30, 2009, 8:14 am
  4. Bamboo flooring can get very slippery but it does look great. It will continue to be used for flooring for a long time as it so renewable as you say. Cheers for the read.

    Posted by andy | July 30, 2009, 11:15 am
  5. Sounds great! Love the click lock idea, although I would certainly worry about the flooring shifting if it didn’t have any adhesive applied. I’m pretty sure you can get fumeless and ‘more’ natural glues for this purpose nowadays. Bamboo is one of those miracle products that only need to find greater acceptance and a slightly better market penetration to really take off – they are such a specialty at the moment that for many people it simply isn’t worth it, money wise. When it is no longer a choice between being green and saving money, that’s when the planet will really benefit :-)

    Posted by Adhesives | November 7, 2009, 1:14 am
  6. Awesome post! I have mentioned about this in one of my blog post. Anyway. People should consider it before starting doing this.

    Posted by Carla | November 23, 2009, 1:45 pm
  7. Good Bamboo,with half an eye.
    Engineered wooden flooring is comprised of two or more layers of wood in the form of a plank. The top layer (lamella) is the wood that is visible when the wooden flooring is installed, and is adhered to the core (or sub-strait) which provides the stability.

    Posted by wooden flooring | December 9, 2009, 8:31 pm
  8. I was un-aware that bamboo held so many different qualities it is great that there are many different uses for bamboo and its great for the environment too.

    Posted by Mike | January 20, 2010, 3:16 pm
  9. Bamboo flooring is so beautiful. I love its color and pattern. The research shows that it is good for you and good for the environment.

    Posted by Julie | January 29, 2010, 7:14 pm
  10. Bamboo is a great flooring product I am surprised that it hasn’t hit the industry sooner to be honest, bamboo is strong and lasts for years and also it grows quickly so its very easy to maintain and make sure that new trees are planted over the years, meaning it will have a lower impact on the environment because trees are going to be replaced when they are taken down, I think this will hit the market in a big way.

    Posted by Reece | February 10, 2010, 6:30 am
  11. I am very like bamboo flooring ,SO i choose a work bout bamboo flooring .OUR china have a say”宁可食无肉,不可居无竹“Let us support bamboo flooring .FIGHTING

    Posted by Mia Ding | April 15, 2010, 7:03 pm
  12. This is a great read, thanks for sharing with us, Bamboo flooring is a nice flooring.

    Posted by Bob | April 21, 2010, 5:24 am
  13. There are several Bamboo rugs on the market too and these will add to the overall theme if you are installing or already have a bamboo floor. In general bamboo rugs are relatively inexpensive to purchase and they do add to that ‘earthy’ look.

    Posted by modern rugs | August 5, 2010, 5:35 am
  14. Laminate Flooring is great flooring, its easy to install in your home, and really nice looking. thanks for sharing this blog with us

    Posted by bob | August 9, 2010, 7:33 am
  15. Hello Ernest, Sheryl,
    We also have bamboo flooring in our home in the province. We found it okay since it’s been there now for years. Thanks.

    Posted by Pat | May 4, 2011, 1:20 am
  16. This blog is extremely well written and gives the information in details.

    Posted by Domestic floor sanding london | May 7, 2011, 2:18 am
  17. I have heard about bamboo flooring and your blog has just given me more of an insight into it. It sounds like great flooring to have! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted by Bob | May 11, 2011, 2:04 am
  18. Thank you for this informative post about bamboo flooring. It is always important to make an informed decision about the type of flooring that works best for you and your home. When considering ‘green’ floors such as bamboo to use in your remodel or renovation, it is necessary to compare the different type of floors available. It is also important to make sure that your floors are installed properly so that you can get the most amount of use from your investment. Thanks again for the post!

    Posted by Empire Carpet | June 6, 2011, 8:08 am
  19. I have heard about bamboo flooring and your blog has just given me more of an insight into it. It sounds like great flooring to have! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted by Bob | September 8, 2011, 1:54 am
  20. Excellent website and interesting post on bamboo flooring, it is always good to hear about new ideas.

    Posted by Antique Walking Sticks | October 11, 2011, 9:26 pm
  21. I am very excited to see this information about bamboo , this is really interesting post. I have bookmarked your blog into my favorite list.
    http://www.timberlandflooring.com.au/wood-flooring-sydney.html

    Posted by Timberland flooring | February 26, 2013, 10:27 am
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