Is Bamboo Flooring Better for the Planet Than Traditional Hardwood?

1. Bamboo is Sustainable.

Bamboo has grown by up to a record-breaking 90 centimeters in one day. Because of this, bamboo is able to revegetate and restore productivity to bare land over a short period making it sustainable – without the need for fertilizers, pesticides, or much water. Bamboo can be harvested between a sixth and a third of the stand per year.

2. Bamboo is Tough Strong and Durable.

Bamboo is often named as the new ‘green steel’ for its versatility and strength in construction, with entire homes now being built entirely from this robust plant.

Zhubamboo bamboo flooring owns tougher materials than local Yakal or Narra as illustrated below:

Janka hardness scale of zhubamboo products

 

3. Bamboo is safe and hygienic

Bamboo fibers are naturally anti-bacterial without needing any toxic chemical treatments. The fibers prevent bacteria and microbes from growing on bamboo products making it the perfect plant for naturally hygienic products. When the bamboo is coupled with varnish on top, it can stay strong and safe for years.

4. Bamboo is Good for Communities.

Fast-growing and easy to harvest, bamboo can be used to earn an income within as little as three years, making it a sustainable alternative to several types of wood. For this reason, bamboo has been used for millennia by rural communities across the world, to create a wide range of products or burn as bio-energy.

5. Bamboo is Great for the Environment.

Bamboo has a shallow, extensive network of fibrous rhizomes and roots that fans out from the base of each plant. This complex network can control floods and landslides and prevent erosion, by holding soil particles together. Its roots enable the plants to take hold on steep and marginal soils, making them a good choice for reforesting on slopes.

Bamboo absorbs 2x more carbon dioxide than trees, which is why they are known to act as carbon sinks. It also generates a vast amount of oxygen, totaling up to 30% more than most plants and trees.

Bamboo helps protect biodiversity and endangered species by creating homes for a variety of different animals. Bamboo forests save and protect the species living in that forest, by providing both homes and food. Remember giant pandas rely on bamboo alone.

Make the change today. Buy Bamboo!

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