More and more, people are concerned about using sustainable products and materials that are renewable and protect the ecology of the planet. For an environmentally friendly and exceptionally beautiful material, you can’t beat bamboo flooring.
Long-lasting and harder than even traditional hardwood flooring, bamboo has been used for centuries as a building material. It’s an ideal choice largely because of its ability to grow quickly—in some varieties, three to four feet PER DAY without fertilizer or pesticides, or even much water.
And while it’s living and growing, bamboo also releases more oxygen into the air than similar-sized trees.
All this means that harvesting it for flooring doesn’t deplete the crop for long; in fact, it’s so fast-growing, it can yield 20 times more timber than trees on the same area. Bamboo can regenerate in 3–7 years. Compare that to some hardwoods that take 40–70 years to regrow! You can rest easy knowing there’s more than enough left for panda food!
But bamboo’s earth-friendliness doesn’t end with installation. Bamboo is also super easy to maintain. That means you don’t have to use as many cleaning products or clean as often. Sweep, mop and you’re done — you’ll greatly minimize the chemicals in your environment and save resources to boot. (Download our Bamboo Flooring Maintenance Guide here.)