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Buying Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring

Buying strand woven bamboo flooring is not difficult. Unlike with uPVC windows where you invariably get a salesman coming to your house trying to grossly inflate the price to increase his commission, you can easily get a quotation for strand woven bamboo flooring.

You can search online or you can visit a high street retailer in flooring products. There are a few tips you should keep in mind before you commit, however, to a purchase. These tips are as follows:

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Companies with Environmental Certification

Despite bamboo being able to grow fast and being able to be grown without pesticides, the bamboo world industry is not without it share of environmental problems.

Bamboo is growing in popularity around the world as a material to not only make flooring but also furniture, kitchen ware and other consumer products. Many livelihoods, particularly in South East and East Asia are connected to the burgeoning bamboo industry.

This has inevitably led to unsound environmental practices such as cut clearing and the heavy use of pesticides. In many areas vast swathes of forest has been cleared by farmers to grow bamboo. This monoculture farming is destroying the natural habitat of many animals and destroying the balance of eco-systems. Soil erosion is occurring. Soil is becoming higher in toxicity. Water sources are being polluted.

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