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Why Consumers Should Consider Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring

Strand woven bamboo flooring is not just for vegetarians and tree huggers. Buying strand woven bamboo flooring is a smart consumer move for a number of reasons.

Firstly, strand woven bamboo flooring is normally cheaper than traditional hardwood flooring, sometimes as much as 50% cheaper, and it is also cheaper than other types of sustainable flooring. There is an abundance of bamboo in the world and on the market that keeps bamboo products competitively priced.

Secondly, you are not sacrificing quality when you buy strand woven bamboo flooring instead of hardwood flooring. It lasts a life time with proper maintenance and is just as hard and strong as hardwood flooring. Indeed with a Janka Hardness of over 2,500 pounds force it is harder than oak, ash, cherry and other hardwood floors.

And the appearance of strand woven bamboo is not disappointing. It has a gentle grain and a natural appearance. It comes in a lighter natural shade, a darker ‘carbonized’ brown, or in a distinctive combination of natural and carbonized that is often called Tiger Stripe.

Furthermore, strand woven bamboo flooring is ideal for those people suffering from allergies and asthma. Not only does it prevent dust mites, but it is also antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal. Only cork flooring can claim to be as healthy as strand woven bamboo flooring.

Lastly, if the world became hot enough to melt the ice caps and the air became so full of carbon that life was cut short and all the future drugs were lost because there wasn’t enough forest cover in the world then consumers would be badly affected. That is to say the least. The greatest consumer benefit of strand woven bamboo flooring and all bamboo products is that it offers a renewable alternative to hardwood products. The popularity of bamboo is helping to keep the world’s eco-system healthy enough for consumers to enjoy their bought products and services.


Antibacterial Properties of Bamboo

Bamboo has a ‘kun’ substance that naturally fights off pathogens and pests when it is growing. This means bamboo can be grown organically.

This ability to fight pathogens in living bamboo has been shown to remain in bamboo after it has been cut and turned into other products.

There has been extensive testing of bamboo fabric for its antibacterial properties. Several studies have shown that bamboo fabrics have resisted various bacterial strains that have been introduced. It appears that the anti-fungal agent in living bamboo causes some remarkable properties to appear in bamboo made products. Already there is a great deal of talk of bamboo fabrics being used in hospitals. Bamboo fabric socks have been most effective in helping cure people of athletes foot.

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