Asheville Bamboo Flooring
If you’re thinking of upgrading the flooring in your home or considering what kind of flooring to use in your new construction, you have likely considered using bamboo. It is stylish and alluring, as well as being durable and sustainable. With the growing desire for eco-friendly features in a home, bamboo flooring is great for adding value to your home if you are looking to sell. Bamboo flooring is comparable in price to most hardwood floors, but has many benefits that make it stand above the competition:
1. It is sustainable. Bamboo is easily grown and renewable – like grass, it is a rapidly growing plant that does not die when cut. The peak of bamboo’s growth cycle is between five and six years, whereas most trees are ready to be harvested when they are between 10 and 100 years old. In a world where sustainability is increasingly important, the renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable qualities that bamboo have put it at the top of eco-friendly lists.
Bamboo Flooring®, a HomeSource Design Center supplier, uses only Forest Stewardship Council certified bamboo for their flooring. This means that their bamboo comes from forests that are managed to provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.
2. It is very durable. Because of the complex fibers that make up a stalk of bamboo, it does not absorb moisture as easily as wood. It is 27% harder than oak and 13% harder than maple, making it a top choice as a flooring or paneling option. US Floors® uses an advanced aluminum oxide coating on the planks’ 3-ply construction which ensures that they will not wear away and that the flooring is as stable as possible. HomeSource Design Center carries US Floors® products in store as well.
3. It is beautiful. The unique beauty of bamboo flooring is stylish as well as natural – it can compliment nearly any décor. And since bamboo is a natural product, many beautiful and exotic variations in color tone and grain can be expected. No matter what your home décor is, a complimentary flooring scheme can be found easily when choosing bamboo. No matter whether you are looking to sell, build, or just upgrade your home, there are many reasons to consider using bamboo flooring.