Bamboo and Bamboo Floor


At Floor Coverings International Greater Pittsburgh you have many flooring options when it comes to renovating rooms or building your new home. Bamboo flooring is just one of the eco-friendly options we offer. Let us tell you why we love it!

1. It’s Good for the Planet

Bamboo, which is a type of grass, natively grows in North America, South America, Australia, Africa, and Asia. There are hundreds of different types of bamboo plants, and the different species of bamboos are some of the fastest growing plants in the world.

Because bamboo grows so quickly, it’s rapidly renewable and sustainable. According to Bamboo Living, bamboo takes somewhere between 4 to 6 years to reach maturity and can be harvested 2 to 3 years later, while trees are usually harvested after 20 to 50 years of growing. Bamboo can also be harvested without needing to be replanted because the roots stay intact.

2. It’s Unique

Do you have any friends with bamboo flooring in their homes? Bamboo is a flooring option that can make your home stand out from those with carpet, tile, or hardwood floors. Bamboo floors can give your home a worldly or uniquely stylish atmosphere.

3. It’s Easy To Clean

Like hardwood floors, bamboo is also easy to clean. It’s water- and stain-resistant, too. You can sweep or vacuum it regularly and use a damp cloth or paper towel to wipe up spills. You can mop it when needed, but make sure to wring out any extra water. You can also buy a floor cleaner created specifically for bamboo flooring.

4. It’s Hypoallergenic

For those who suffer from asthma or bad allergies, bamboo is one of the better options, and most definitely better than carpeted rooms. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says, “Carpet is an ideal home for allergy triggers such as dust mites, mold and pet dander.”

5. It’s Durable

According to Abient’s Greener Living Blog, bamboo floors “are known for their strength and durability and also their resistance to bugs and water.” Tests indicate bamboo flooring is harder than even oak, maple, and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. Bamboo floors may not last forever, but what does? Ambient says they can last for “30 to 50 years, and will easily biodegrade when removed.”

6. It’s Beautiful

Bamboo flooring is not one size fits all. It’s extremely versatile and is available in multiple styles. Different colors can be achieved through staining or other methods of coloring. It’s artistic, trendy, and can match any type of home style or furniture! And by choosing eco-friendly bamboo you’re also helping to keep our earth beautiful! What’s better than that?

If you decide you’d like to switch to bamboo floors or use them in your new home, please reach out to your Floor Coverings International in Floor Coverings International Greater Pittsburgh. We’d love to help! We offer free design consultations to make sure you get the best service possible.


Photo Credit: Valentina Razumova