Green Bamboo Flooring

When it comes to choosing flooring for our home, office, or other residential or commercial space, it’s important to purchase a flooring product that can withstand high traffic and go with our current style and décor. Many people are now more economically aware than ever before and choose green bamboo flooring for their commercial or residential space whether it is for the home or the office.

Green bamboo flooring is one of the most popular and environmentally friendly types of flooring that is made and available on the market today. Bamboo has been around for thousands of years and first originated in Asia. It is still being used in parts of Asia, such as China, today. Most green bamboo flooring manufacturers received their bamboo shipments from forests in China. Bamboo matures at around three to five years at which time it is cut without harm to the rest of the forest. The bamboo grows back very quickly so there is never any harm done and the supply is replenished on its own.

How does green bamboo flooring help the environment? Well, as stated previously, bamboo matures in about three to five years. When one is cut down, it is only a few years before another is grown back and ready to be used all over again. Bamboo is a type of plant rather than a tree so it doesn’t take 100 years or more to regrow; therefore, green bamboo flooring is very sustainable. Bamboo is a type of grass specifically and does not need to be replanted in order for it to regrow.

Green bamboo flooring comes in a variety of grains, styles, cuts, widths, lengths, as well as stains. You can get natural or carbonized bamboo flooring, horizontal or vertical grains, specific types of designs (such as tiger), wide bamboo plank flooring, and different colors. Bamboo flooring, no matter what variety of style, grain, or stain that you purchase is very durable.

Bamboo flooring is perfect for areas where high traffic is involved such as a restaurant or the living area within your home. Bamboo flooring can create a contemporary design style within your home or an old-fashioned style depending on the grain, style, and stain color. Stain colors come from anything from coffee bamboo and carbonized bamboo to cherry and mocha-colored stains.

Apart from what many may think, green bamboo flooring is not expensive. Depending on the variation of the bamboo flooring that you are purchasing, you will find green bamboo flooring for anywhere from a couple of dollars to about $7 or $8 per square foot. Not too bad when you think about it especially if you are trying to make your home a “greener” place or if you are very concerned with the environment. Bamboo flooring is a very affordable yet sustainable option for flooring within the home and is becoming more widespread as we speak. It is definitely becoming the green building alternative throughout the country.