While Bamboo is not actually hardwood (it's technically a grass) Bamboo is an exciting addition to the Hard Surface Flooring Category. While many consumers may have had their initial ( and sometimes unfavorable) impressions of bamboo imprinted decades ago in the discount houses and home centers-- as an inexpensive (and sometimes low quality) product—Today's Bamboo Flooring is fast becoming a consumer favorite.
Dramatically improved Standards for grading and new methods of Bamboo Harvesting, Bamboo Manufacturing, Bamboo Milling and Bamboo Finishing have led to wide acceptance among designers, builders and decorators and ultimately, consumers. Especially noteworthy is that newly developed Strand Woven Bamboo Varieties are both extremely durable and also an economical choice for use even in commercial applications – such as the Art Gallery at Fisk University, where we were honored to supply materials for the beautiful installtion which was completed last year.
An easily sustainable “timber” product compared to traditional hardwood trees, Bamboo grows rapidly-- some varieties as much as 3'-4' per day. When properly harvested, and turned into flooring, this versatile species makes for a great performing, beautiful and ecologically friendly flooring choice. Growing to reharvest in a fraction of the time it takes to regrow hardwood timber.
Today Bamboo Flooring can be found in a wide array of colors, widths and styles from vertical and horizontal grained – to smooth or hand-scraped, distressed, pegged or strand woven for maximum indention resistance and exceptional durability.
Don't overlook the once humble Bamboo floor, and in particular, the new Strand Woven Variations, which can be found in luscious reds, rich enticing cocca, cooling shades of Green and even Sensuous Apricots that play against multi-toned “TIGERWOOD” varieties.
Offering creative designers and adventurous homeowner's entirely new pallets with which to paint, Bamboo offers “cutting edge design” while still allows you, the environmentally concious consumer to build with ecologically sustainable products.