Of course being a wood flooring tech i’m a little bit bias but i still would really like to get your input on this subject and try to help supply you with the Pros/Cons on the matter. Manufacturers usually recommend narrower flooring strips rather than wide-plank flooring, and engineered wood versus solid planks. In general, bamboo falls at about 1,200 to 1,400 on the Janka Hardness Scale, which means it’s a little harder than oak and ash. Bamboo grows exceptionally fast, so plants reach maturity faster than trees and can be harvested in less than 10 years. Anything wood can do, bamboo can do too—at least where installation is concerned. In the old days, you could have any color bamboo you wanted, as long as it was natural or carbonized. Unlike wood, which can be solid or engineered, all bamboo is made from laminated strips that are glued together.
Despite it rapidly renewable street cred, most of the bamboo flooring in the U.S. has to be shipped great distances such as from China or some other Asian country. Bamboo is manufactured in many ways so performance depends on process and varies from product to product and company to company. You can find bamboo for about $4 to $8 per square foot, which isn’t exactly expensive but not exactly cheap either.
Some bamboo floors are more durable than others or emit varying levels of volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde, depending upon how they are manufactured,” Teragren says. Nonn’s is proud to offer eco-friendly, renewable and naturally beautiful natural bamboo flooring in Wisconsin from US Floors-where green is in! We’re acquainted with grass being a quickly growing invasive plant, as is Natural Bamboo.
In fact, a bamboo plant can completely replace itself in 5 to 7 years, making it a very earth friendly flooring product. For this reason, the United States Green Building Council’s LEED program allows points for the use of bamboo flooring. Natural Bamboo grows in several parts of the world particularly in warm weather where the soil retains moisture from regular monsoons. All through Asia, from India to China, from the Philippines to Japan, Natural Bamboo grows fastest inside natural forestlands. Natural Bamboo flooring is guaranteed to not cup under routine and regular use.
This particular quality makes Natural Bamboo a perfect plant for locations endangered with the potentially disastrous environmental results of soil erosion. Tall and straight, Moso Natural Bamboo stands out as the species of choice for flooring manufacturing. It utilizes only exclusive and proprietary Moso6® Premium 6 Year Moso Bamboo with 6 years of maturity, choosing the bottom of the stalk because of its exceptional robustness and solidity. The three ply vertical and horizontal assembly gives confidence that Natural Bamboo planks won’t delaminate.