Bamboo is a relatively new option for flooring (about 20 years old), however it has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. So, why are people choosing bamboo?
Bamboo is used as an alternative to true hardwood flooring because of its similarity in appearance, strength and durability. It also tends to be quite a bit cheaper, at about $2 to $10 per square foot, plus installation. Bamboo flooring can last decades and is naturally resistant to insects and moisture.
Another main reason for going with bamboo is that it is extremely eco-friendly. Bamboo is a grass, not a tree, and it grows much more quickly. Moreover, there is no need to replant after harvesting, because the root system is left intact. It also has no need for irrigation, pesticides, or fertilizer, further reducing its environmental impact.
Aside from its economic and environmental benefits, bamboo flooring also has an aesthetic appeal similar to hardwood. Bamboo flooring comes in a variety of patterns and colors and can fit well in just about any home. So if you want beautiful, affordable and eco-friendly floors, bamboo is the right choice for you!