Bamboo is a rapidly renewing resource that matures in three years. Most bamboo flooring available in the North American market is made in China with bamboo harvested from natural and plantation groves. Bamboo certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) meets criteria for environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Several flooring products are available with this option. While transportation from China to the United States is a consideration, most tankers are fairly efficient.
Green Benefits of Bamboo:
- One of the fastest growing plants on earth makes it rapidly renewable
- The whole plant is not harvested, so there is no need to replant
- Requires minimal fertilization or pesticides
- Can be finished using water-based products and installed with low-VOC adhesives