Strand woven bamboo flooring is a great consumer product in many ways. Even if environmental considerations were put aside for a moment, strand woven bamboo flooring would still be a good choice for your home or office.
The first reason for this is price. Strand woven bamboo flooring is cheaper than most hardwood flooring, especially the more ‘exotic’ hardwood floors that come from South America or Africa. Bamboo can grow in a variety of climatic conditions and covers about 40 million hectares of the earth. The abundance of bamboo and bamboo products keeps the price of bamboo competitive for the consumer.
Secondly strand woven bamboo flooring is just as hard, strong and l0ng lasting as traditional hardwood flooring. In fact strand woven bamboo flooring has a Janka Hardness Rating that is over 2,500 pounds force that makes it harder than nearly all domestic North American hardwoods. Strand woven bamboo flooring is more than hard enough to stand up to high traffic situations.
Thirdly, strand woven bamboo flooring has that natural, grainy look and feel that makes hardwood flooring so prized. It takes a good polish and really looks great in a room. You are not sacrificing quality by buying strand woven bamboo flooring.
Furthermore, strand woven bamboo flooring is not only allergen free in the sense that it prevents dust mites bedding down, it is also antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-fungal. Thus strand woven bamboo is perfect for all those people who suffer from allergies and asthma.
Finally, the fact that bamboo is a renewable resource that grows quickly, doesn’t drain soil, uses less water than trees, sequesters more C02 than trees and doesn’t need fertilizers and pesticides means that every bamboo product bought as an alternative to a hardwood product is sparing a tree that is desperately needed on the front line on the war on climate change and loss of bio-diversity. The consumer benefit of having a world stable enough to enjoy spending your money is a benefit that cannot be quantified.