Bamboo flooring is a smart choice for many reasons. It is no surprise that we should be looking after our plant more carefully and what better way to do so than use a renewable and sustainable resource. Bamboo is a fantastic eco-friendly alternative to hardwood flooring.
By choosing bamboo flooring you are helping to protect the environment. Bamboo grows extremely fast and can be harvested every 5 years, compared to at least 25 years for a hardwood tree. Bamboo also self regenerates, meaning that there is no need for re-plating the bamboo forest as it simply continues to grow year on year. No pesticides are used when growing bamboo and the plant itself actually produces more oxygen than a similar sized hardwood tree.
Bamboo helps to create clean air by absorbing more carbon dioxide too. Some people are worried about the carbon footprint created by bamboo flooring being shipped across the world from China. Please be aware that bamboo is grown and manufactured in China, so only shipped once to its destination of sale. This is compared to many hardwood trees that are grown elsewhere, shipped to China to be manufactured, then shipped back to their destination, causing twice as much travelling around the world. Also, please don’t be alarmed that pandas are going short of food. The type of bamboo that is used for flooring is a completely different species to the type that panda bears eat!
Why is bamboo flooring a smart choice?
Here are the main reasons why you should choose bamboo flooring:
• It is eco-friendly and sustainable
• Strand woven bamboo is over twice as hard as Oak flooring
• There are plenty of colours and styles to choose from
• You can use it almost anywhere in your home – it is extremely versatile
• Bamboo flooring is easy to look after
• It is hygienic and durable
• Matching bamboo flooring accessories are available
If you want to take a closer look at any of our floors, here are the most popular choices: