Bamboo: Planet-Friendly Hardwood Floors

If you’ve just got have hardwood floors but are battling with the eco-friendliness of the decision, we may have an answer for you: bamboo floors. Although the product involves cutting down grass, which is what bamboo really is, it is seen as planet friendly because it only takes up to six years to mature in comparison to 100 plus years for traditional hardwood flooring material.

Flooring professionals say those opting for bamboo floors should make sure that the glue used is formaldehyde free. Industry experts advise that buyers ensure that their bamboo is Forrest Stewardship Council certified, which means the product hails from a forest that was harvested in the proper and safest manner.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.