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why bamboo is an environmentally friendly flooring choice

The environmental advantages to Bamboo flooring are bountiful—from start to finish, Bamboo is a top quality "green product" which will add as much value to your home as a new traditional hardwood floor would.

Bamboo is an environmentally friendly choice when it comes to flooring. Every year 8 billion trees are cut down for a variety of uses ranging from paper to lumber for flooring and other constructional purposes. While many of the hardwood flooring manufacturers we carry are making efforts to ensure their harvesting techniques include replanting and taking care of the forests they are continuously taking down, many homeowners feel more comfortable choosing alternative flooring options for their home.

 

bamboo groveBamboo is one of these “green” flooring alternatives. Bamboo, which is considered a grass product more often than a wood product, grows so quickly [matures in about 5 years] that the bamboo sources are replenished much faster than any wood forest [taking 30 to 60 years]. To create flooring out of stalks of bamboo, manufacturers will strip the stalk into strips.

Then, with the use of hydraulic pressure and environmentally safe adhesives, the strips are fused together and sealed into flooring boards. This end product results in significantly less formaldehyde content than found in traditional hardwood flooring products.

Bamboo flooring, if harvested and manufactured correctly, is harder than a traditional oak floor. This is a reason for homeowners to take into consideration the source of their Bamboo flooring. Hosking Hardwood Flooring will only offer top quality Bamboo Flooring brands, with outstanding reputations in the industry. As with all things, you get what you pay for. Some Bamboo options can be found as low as $2 per square foot. In most cases, you’ll find that these flooring collections are imported from China from no name factories with poor working conditions and top profits as the only goal. They may not be harvested and manufactured correctly, but the homeowner will never know. We don’t offer these inconsistent products.

We recommend that you take a look at the Teragren Bamboo brand for top quality Bamboo Flooring. This is a company which stands behind their Bamboo products completely, because it works with one Bamboo factory in China which is strictly enforced to produce to the environmental and social standards of the Teragren mission statement.

To find out more about Teragren Bamboo, you can visit the Bamboo manufacturer’s website at www.teragren.com


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