Aesthetics have become an integral part of any home purchase. Many eco-conscious citizens around the world are choosing eco-friendly interiors or installing eco-friendly furniture items in their houses and offices. While many people desire to be different, few choose eco-friendly items/wood products because they are cost effective. Oddly enough, one wood that can meet the requirements of cost-effectiveness, uniqueness, beauty and environmental friendliness is bamboo.
Bamboo flooring has always been an ideal choice for eco-friendly consumers because it is a plant, not a tree, and therefore a renewable resource. After each harvest, the plant will regrow to be collected again, whereas oak trees do not. Bamboo plants take only five years to mature when they reach 50 feet tall, while traditional hardwoods take at least 30 years and sometimes up to two centuries.
Bamboo flooring is very resilient and it does not dent, scratch or lay down as quickly and easily as traditional hardwood flooring. Less repair and maintenance is required. It is also a more environmentally friendly material because it requires fewer chemicals to clean and repair, which environmentally conscious customers will notice. Bamboo is treated against mold and insects to accommodate areas where you have to worry about termites. It is also a great choice for areas where there is a lot of moisture in the air. Bamboo flooring is not a concern for ecologically conscious customers as this method is performed safely and without the use of harsh chemicals.
Today's customers are becoming more aware and concerned about the environment, so designers are becoming more concerned about environmental issues. More and more people are choosing to embrace bamboo flooring for all of its "eco-friendly" qualities. Many people think of bamboo as a wood product when in fact it is an herb and not a tree. Because it is an herb, bamboo actually has a different look than other traditional flooring. Bamboo flooring is usually lighter, but darker shades can be used. The tightly textured nature that bamboo flooring has allows for the color to end up being the same, a quality that makes bamboo flooring easier to complement.
The lighter color of bamboo may be considered by some to be unsuitable for interior design, but bamboo becomes bamboo flooring can also be darkened by carbonization. This is a process in which steam and pressure turn the sugar in the bamboo into a darker color. Usually this process turns the bamboo into a honey brown color. Further developments have allowed us to dye bamboo in a variety of colors. The fact that there are over 30 different styles and shades to choose from means that there is something for everyone.