Bamboo Flooring: Still Green, for a Price
Bamboo flooring, the rapidly renewable darling of the green building movement, is still sustainable if you are willing to pay for quality.
Ten years ago, bamboo flooring was the definitive green building product. It was—and still is—rapidly renewable, versatile, and naturally strong.
Since then, low-quality bamboo flooring products and poor installation have led to floors cupping, warping, denting, and scratching easily, which has hurt bamboo’s reputation for durability. Moreover, the use of urea-formaldehyde resins has hurt bamboo flooring’s green cred.
Published October 5, 2015