Bamboo is considered
one of the best choices as a sustainable environmental
product for hardwood
floors. It is available in either a distinctive style where you see
the "knots" that occur in bamboo every six inches or so, or a
conventional grain look, where the bamboo is cut so you don't see
can choose from a variety of colors: ranging from a light "natural"
color to a darker "carbonized" finish. Don't worry, once
it's dried, bamboo isn't green colored like you think of live
"Carbonized" bamboo flooring in amber shade
grows fast, so it's a good choice versus other woods. To give you
an idea, bamboo matures in 3.5 to 7 years, vs. 120 years for oak. It can be cut
and will grow back quickly and is considered a "sustainable"
floor manufacturers and online retailers:
is also gaining popularity. Once palm trees stop producing coconuts,
they are cut and new ones planted.
Flooring for the Environment