As compared to hardwood flooring, bamboo flooring is becoming a popular and preferred alternative to homeowners because it's cost-effective, durable, and eco-friendly.
Bamboo being a redeveloping grass, it grows much faster than the hardwood trees. Thus, making it available in abundant, and when the same is used for flooring, it doesn't disturb the ecological balance of the environment.
As compared to the different types of timber and wooden flooring in Auckland, bamboo flooring is also more stable. Therefore, it responds to the changing temperature and humidity, which makes it suitable for use with underfloor heating and can be hovered over an underlay. Being available in an assortment of grains, finishes, patterns, and colors at a reasonable price as compared to some hardwood flooring is also great for homeowners who want to enhance the aesthetics of their home without pinching their pockets.

Why is bamboo flooring considered as an eco-friendly option?

Production of Bamboo

A native to China, bamboo grass is also manufactured in China. Unlike hardwood trees that take two to three decades to reach maturity, bamboos take less than five years. Another reason why it is considered as eco-friendly is that the grass root of bamboo is self-generating, and it is not easily damaged while harvesting. So, you need not replant it like any other tree!

As a precautionary measure and to make sure that you do not cover the entire forest at once, color coding is done to the bamboo plants during different seasons, and they are cut down only after they reach maturity i.e., after five years. Thus, the harvesting of healthy crops of bamboo can be done every year in different parts of the forest.
A global organization called Forest Stewardship Council is devoted to managing the production of bamboo and preserving the natural biodiversity and ecological processes of the forest.

Benefits of using bamboo as your flooring

1. Fast maturity

Bamboo, which is a type of grass and not trees that grows extremely fast. Unlike the hardwood trees, it reaches maturity in five years, using it for flooring puts much less pressure on the environment.

2. Effortless

Bamboo being a renewable grass that can regenerate on its own, growing bamboo does not require much effort, and it can grow in abundance. Under suitable conditions, it also doesn’t require any chemicals, irrigation systems, or fertilizers to thrive.

3. Contributes more to nature

Unlike any other hardwood forest trees, bamboo provides almost 30% more oxygen to the environment. Thus, when you use bamboo as your flooring, you not only reduce the pressure on climate, you, in fact, but also contribute to its betterment.


Bamboo floors last long, and with sanding done every 20 years, its beauty is also well-maintained.

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