Bamboo hardwood flooring is exploding in popularity in the Buckhead, Atlanta, and Midtown areas. That’s because it offers some of the same qualities as traditional hardwood floors for a fraction of the price and a smaller environmental impact. Our experts at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta get you started with some quick facts about bamboo hardwood flooring.

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History

Bamboo can be grown all across the world in a variety of climates, but the majority of bamboo used for flooring is grown in China. The most common species of flooring bamboo is Moso. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world and reaches maturity in only three to five years.

Structure

Bamboo actually has a stronger structure than steel, making it very popular in the construction industry. Bamboo hardwood has similar features to traditional hardwood but actually handles moisture and mold slightly better. Engineered bamboo hardwood is even more durable than natural bamboo. However, the engineered variety is highly processed and is prepared by slicing the bamboo poles into strips. The strips are boiled in a solution of boric acid to eliminate starch and sugars.

Environmental Impact

People who rave about bamboo hardwood flooring are most excited about its minimal environmental impact.   Bamboo releases 30 percent more oxygen than other plants while absorbing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Furthermore, while many trees take up to 60 yeas to reach maturity, bamboo takes only three to five years, making it faster and easier to replenish.

Popularity

Our experts at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta continue to install bamboo hardwood flooring at a rapid pace in the Buckhead, Atlanta, and Midtown areas. Homeowners love its combination of affordability, durability, and sustainability. It’s one of the best eco-friendly flooring options at a great price. What’s not to love?

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