Bamboo: The Alternative to Wood Flooring

We all know the facts. Trees are disappearing at an alarming rate. We all want to be a part of the solution rather than part of this problem, but that doesn’t stop us from wanting hardwood floors as well. Luckily, there is a compromise that gives your flooring and other parts of your home, like furniture, a great look without having to sacrifice another tree. Bamboo is a gift that never stops giving. Where a tree can take up to decades to be replaced, bamboo grows at an incredibly fast rate and can be replaced in a matter of months.

Bamboo flooring can be made to look like whatever is most pleasing to you. From new and sophisticated to a more antique and worn look, the choice is up to you. It is resistant to termites, moisture, and rot, so you are not skimping on quality by looking out for the environment. Instead of having flooring made out of trees that have been ripped out of the ground to the disadvantage of the environment, you are installing a resource that is far more renewable and has all of the same great traits as wooden flooring.

People tend to think that being conscious of the environment requires a huge sacrifice of money and quality. This simply is not true. Many companies are dedicated to turning out products like bamboo flooring that are not only “greener” but are also great in their own right. These safer options always need to be considered, and at Shelterwood we strive to always choose those options that are better for the environment and all of us.