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Bamboo Hardwood Flooring

Updated on January 15, 2009
Bamboo Floors
Bamboo Floors

Bamboo Flooring For Your Home Or Office

Bamboo flooring is becoming an increasingly popular option in hardwood flooring.  It can bring your home the natural beauty of wood without being as harmful to the environment.  It is a durable product that makes for a great looking floor while at the same time addresses Earth sustainability issues.

Bamboo is considered a rapidly renewable resource because it can be harvested in as little as three years.  A bamboo forest can produce twice as much fiber than even the fast growing pine forest.  It also a green option because it does not require irrigation, pesticides, or fertilizers.

When choosing the right bamboo flooring for your home, be sure to find out if the bamboo was treated with high levels of formaldehyde in the binders.  Because if this, always look for the highest quality bamboo to prevent the potentially harmful emissions from the formaldehyde. 

Today there is also custom bamboo cabinetry and furniture which is available that can really complement the great look of your new flooring.

If you choose to have your hardwood bamboo flooring installed unfinished, use a low-VOC, water based polyurethane finish sealer.  For long lasting protection or if your floors will take a lot of wear and tear, a new layer of the urethane can be applied every few years as maintenance. 


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      kiwi91 8 years ago from USA

      Good to see you over on this side! It's strange that bamboo and cork can be made into such a hard, durable surface when they're soft in most other forms. We have some bamboo utensils and bowls that look brand new, they really do hold up.