Bamboo is actually a member of the grass family & not a true "wood" but does exhibit many of the properties of wood. As one of the fastest growing plants in the world, with growth rates in excess of 3 feet in 24 hours under ideal conditions, Bamboo has been used in Asia for thousands of years. Not only is it 27% harder than red oak and 13% harder than maple, it is also lighter than most hardwoods. Bamboo is simply outstanding for use as a flooring material.
All our bamboo products are FSC certified, ethically farmed and as such, using bamboo as a flooring material contributes to slowing down deforestation and attendant negative impacts. Bamboo matures within 4 to 5 years, while trees take decades to reach maturity. Moreover, an acre of bamboo produces more flooring than an acre of hardwood forest. This hardy plant grows back after mature stems have been harvested.