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 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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