Homeowners in the Carrollton and Irving areas looking for the perfect combination of hardwood and eco-friendliness should look no further than bamboo hardwood flooring. Our experts at Floor Coverings International NW Dallas dig deeper into a few things you should know about bamboo hardwood flooring.
Unsurprisingly, bamboo flooring is made from the bamboo plant. Bamboo is grown all over the world but the majority of bamboo timber is grown in China. It’s the fastest growing plant on earth, reaching maturity in only three to five years. The most common species of bamboo hardwood flooring is Moso bamboo.
Engineered bamboo flooring is more durable than natural bamboo, but is also highly processed from its natural state, often made from slicing bamboo poles into strips. These strips are boiled in a solution of boric acid to remove starch and sugars.
Bamboo is a terrific choice for homeowners looking to minimize their environmental impact. It absorbs more carbon dioxide than other plants and releases 30 percent more oxygen into the atmosphere. That’s why bamboo decreases the atmosphere’s greenhouse gases and cleans the air.
Also, while many trees can take 60 years to mature, bamboo can often grow to the same height in only 60 days. This make it easy to replenish and more sustainable.
Many people think that bamboo will be the resource of the future because of its strength, affordability, and sustainability. Homeowners are already taking notice, as bamboo hardwood flooring has exploded in popularity over the past few years. Bamboo flooring handles moisture and mold slightly better than traditional hardwood flooring. Bamboo is also stronger than hardwood.
Our experts at Floor Coverings International NW Dallas have installed many different types and tones of bamboo wood floors in customers’ homes. Please give us a call at the number below for more questions and be sure to schedule your free in home-estimate! We proudly serve the Carrollton and Irving areas.
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