CityHomesUSA.Com, Eco-friendly bamboo flooring and renewable source materials – Bamboo is a plant which became famous worldwide due to the lovely animals which feed on it. For the Giant Pandas in China, the young bamboo plants are the only source of food. Other famous creatures whose diet includes bamboo are the Mountain Gorillas in Africa. But apart of being a nutritious plant for several animals, bamboo is also used in interior design.
The fact that it grows faster than any tree on earth, reaching maturity in three to seven years made people think about the practical uses of this renewable source of wood. Bamboo is not a tree, but when it is fully grown it hardens to a very wooden like structure. Its aspect is cylindrical with knots situated at almost equal distances one from the other.
You would imagine this plant as the floor of a tree house in the jungle, but you would difficultly believe that bamboo can be turned into the most resistant and beautiful flooring in the world. Due to new technologies people were able to straighten the species known as Moso, in a process which involves very often the use of chemical substances.
These floors have a long durability and are also resistant to insects and other forms of degradation. Because of the fast regeneration of the bamboo you don’t have to feel guilty that you are contributing to an unbalance in the natural environment. Furthermore through harvesting the plant is not destroyed, because its root remains intact and it gives birth to other stems which grow in the same rhythm.
When you decorate your house and choose the bamboo flooring for the rooms as an elegant and ecological option, you can also choose marble tiles for the hallways, the kitchen and the bathrooms. Marble is also very resistant and easy to clean. With these materials you will have a home where you won’t need to redecorate too soon.