Dominic Allen


The popularity of hardwood floors is growing on a yearly basis. There are many reasons as to why more and more people are replacing carpet


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Depending on the type of wood that is used for a hardwood floor you can reduce your environmental impact by installing one over a chemical filled carpet product. One type of hardwood floor that is really becoming popular these days is bamboo. The reason why bamboo wood floors are becoming more popular has to do with the fact that they are one of the most environmentally sustainable hardwood floors on the market. As anyone who has watched the documentary series planet earth knows, bamboo grows at an incredible rate. When a bamboo forest is harvested to make bamboo floors it can be replenished very quickly. This is a stark contrast to many other forms of hardwood floors that can take decades to reforest. A second reason bamboo floors are gaining in popularity is that they are easy to maintain when compared to other flooring options. Bamboo has more durability than many other types of material that are available on the market. When bamboo is cut down and formed into planks in a lumber mill it remains incredibly strong, while maintaining a little flexibility. This makes the material ideal for high traffic areas such as entry ways, kitchens and living rooms. On top of that bamboo floors need to be refinished less frequently than many other popular types of materials that are used.