Bamboo Flooring Leads Trends for the Environmentally Conscious Homeowner

Bamboo can create one of the hardest surfaces available, and it makes an excellent choice for a flooring upgrade. It is also the current best-selling choice of environmentally conscious homeowers who wish to help green the planet. Over the last decade, bamboo has also become affordable, offering a modern, clean look in the home.

By the time it is installed, bamboo no longer resembles the stalks of the tropical, green, grassy plant from which it comes. Though its fast growth is one of its most prominent qualities, flooring bamboo is not harvested every year. It takes up to five years to harvest a crop that is not only practical, adaptable and elegant, but also environmentally friendly.

After upgrading flooring to bamboo, homeowners may find that the value of their home is higher on resale. Although bamboo is regarded as a grass, its durability is legendary. It repeatedly outperforms traditional hardwood flooring. Bamboo is fire-retardant, requires very little maintenance and resists insects and mildew well. The fact that bamboo is made of organic material often appeals to those who suffer from allergies.

As with any material, bamboo has its drawbacks. Most of bamboo’s relate to weight and foot traffic.

Bamboo is firm, durable, resilient and charming. Better still, the material naturally resists moisture and staining. It is easy to install, and it can be laid in a number of ways to showcase its stunning patterns – woven, horizontal and vertical. Bamboo’s gold-blonde coloration enhances any pattern when installed.