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If you want the style of real wood combined with lower costs and a flooring that is easy to install, choosing bamboo could be the perfect solution. Not only that, it’s easy to maintain and has some great green credentials. Bamboo flooring is becoming increasingly popular in US homes, an elegant way to decorate any room without compromising on durability or quality. Bamboo is actually a grass and grows quickly, making it one of the most sustainable flooring materials in the world. 1. Low Cost One of the main reasons people like bamboo flooring is because of the comparatively low cost. If you also take into the account the hardness of the material and that it is fairly low maintenance compared to, for example, real hardwood floors, then the savings can be significant. 2. Great Look Unless you have an experienced eye, you probably won’t be able to tell bamboo […]

If you are thinking of having bamboo flooring put down anytime soon, you might have heard about it being one of the greenest options around. Bamboo is often used as a slightly cheaper supplement for natural wood but if you dig a little deeper you can find all sorts of things about this brilliant material that make it a worthwhile choice. While many people cite its cheap cost, durability and great natural look as reasons for buying, the fact that bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world also needs to be taken into account. Why is this so important? The Difference Between a Bamboo Floor and Hardwood First of all, hard wood floors are made from – yes, you guessed it – wood. A tree normally takes between twenty and a hundred years to mature so that it can be cut down and made into the […]

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