Due to the concerns about the conditions of our planet and its environmental issues, more and more people are turning to bamboo flooring. Hence its usage has seen a significant increase in recent years and the popularity of its use has seen a drastic increase. There is no doubt that bamboo flooring, when done correctly, is beautiful, but please do consider its cost and its performance too?
But before deciding to use bamboo flooring in your home, you should feel confident that the choice you have made is making a positive impact on the environment and you should understand both the positive and negative aspects of this natural flooring option.
The primary reason for using the bamboo flooring is so much more environmentally friendly than any other type of flooring, especially if those are made of wood because bamboo is a renewable resource that replenishes quickly and effortlessly. Bamboo is a type of grass, rather than a tree, and grass grows much faster and in larger quantities than trees.
Here is a picture of Green Bamboo in a lake.
So, bamboo flooring can be produced with little damage to the supply of bamboo forest. Wooden flooring, on the other hand, is produced from a tree that takes many, many years to grow up. While bamboo can be planted and can be ready to harvest within three years, trees can take up to 120 years to mature. So, it is much easier and faster to replenish the bamboo supply than it is to replenish our forests, which is why bamboo flooring has become so popular with environmentally conscious people.
This increasing demand for environmentally friendly bamboo flooring may have detrimental effects on the environment in the long run, however. Because so many people are opting for bamboo flooring in an effort to protect our natural forests. There are a number of countries that are enjoying great profits from the production and harvesting of bamboo. While bamboo does grow and replenish itself quickly, if the demand continues to increase then more land will be dedicated to bamboo crops, possibly taking up land away from other natural ecosystems like the forests we are actually trying to protect.
In recent years, this problem has become evident, so a number of natural forests have already been cleared to make room for more bamboo production.
Land that was once used to harvest other resources and foods have now been turned into bamboo crops, lessening the supply of these other needed items.
Although bamboo flooring gives the environment a boost when used sparingly, it seems that as more and more people choose to help the environment in this way, it actually starts to cause damage instead.
As more and more land gets devoted to growing bamboo, our environment loses more and more precious ecology and the variety of fauna becomes less diverse. The durability of bamboo flooring may also have a negative impact on the environment. Many homeowners are debating the strength and actual lifespan of bamboo flooring, claiming it may not be as durable as other types of flooring. If bamboo flooring is indeed less durable than it will need to be replaced more frequently than wooden flooring. In this case, there would be an even greater demand for bamboo crops and even more damage would be done to the environment with the sacrifice of other plants.
Bamboo flooring is a beautiful, environmentally safe option for those want the look of a hardwood flooring. Unfortunately, like most efforts, bamboo flooring can also have negative impacts on the environment as well. Consider all the various flooring options available to you and decide on the one that best suits you.
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