Bamboo is actually a grass and not a type of wood as many people assume. Because it is a grass, it grows very quickly, and when harvested, the roots are left intact. Because the roots are left intact, the bamboo will regenerate itself without the need for replanting. In its natural habitat, bamboo does not require pesticides, fertilizers or even watering in most cases.

The main drawback to the sustainability of ecofusion bamboo flooring is that it primarily grows in china, and shipment to consumers around the world significantly increases the carbon footprint of the product. Additionally, as mentioned above, the process of manufacturing bamboo flooring does commonly involve urea formaldehyde, a known volatile organic compound, although the amount used is low and there are bamboo flooring products available that do not use any UF whatsoever.

The durability, attractive finish and sustainable features of bamboo make it an excellent choice for flooring. Talk to a flooring professional in your area to find out which varieties of bamboo flooring are available.


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