Today is Valentine’s Day and hardwood flooring and bamboo flooring deserve some love too! Wood flooring has always been considered beautiful and traditional, and bamboo flooring has been becoming more and more common in homes. So why are hardwood flooring and bamboo flooring so popular and desirable? Because they’re easy to love! Here are five reasons to love hardwood and bamboo flooring.
1. Hardwood Flooring is Beautiful
There’s a reason people dream of having hardwood flooring in their homes – it looks great! One of the great things about wood flooring is that there is nearly an endless variety of options. Hardwood flooring comes in many different colors, styles, species and looks, which means it works in any room, in any home. Because of its variety, wood flooring never really goes out of style and is a great investment.
Tesoro Woods offers over 10 different species of wood, tons of different colors, a variety of surface textures, and two types of finishes. Shop our beautiful wood flooring products today.
2. Bamboo Flooring is Unique
Bamboo flooring seems to only have been available in two colors, natural yellow or carbonized orange-brown. Today, that’s no longer true. Like other flooring options, bamboo flooring can be embossed or sawn to have different surfaces and looks.
The Super-Strand Bamboo Collection features seven bamboo flooring products with three different surfaces and a variety of colors. Wood look bamboo looks just like hardwood flooring and is available in gray and white colors. Sawn bamboo flooring looks vintage and weathered because of its textured surface, and is available in brown and white colors. Of course, natural and carbonized bamboo flooring are still available. See all our unique bamboo flooring products in the Super-Strand Bamboo Collection.
3. Hardwood Flooring and Bamboo Flooring are Sustainable
Wood flooring can be sustainable if the wood came from a sustainable source. Today, there are several environmentally responsible sources for wood products that are distinguished by independent certifications, with the current industry leader being the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). Many of our wood flooring products are FSC-certified, coming from well-managed forests. To learn about our certifications, see our Environmental Attribute Guide.
Bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource. Moso, a giant bamboo species is one of the fastest growing plants in the world, taking only four to five years to grow and mature before being cut and used as flooring. During its growth, bamboo also absorbs the same amount of carbon dioxide that is produced when being pressed and milled into flooring. Learn more about MOSO® Bamboo Products and their bamboo flooring production process.
4. Bamboo Flooring is Stable
Bamboo is an extremely durable species because of how it is made. Strand woven bamboo is made up of compressed bamboo strips that get woven and glued together to create a solid layer of bamboo flooring.
The Super-Strand Bamboo Collection is more dimensionally stable because these strand woven bamboo flooring products are constructed under extremely high pressure. It’s “super” because the floor is harder, more stable and ultimately, more durable. Shop the Super-Strand Bamboo Collection today, it’s ideal for active families with kids and pets, and suitable for even the most humid homes.
5. Hardwood Flooring and Bamboo Flooring are Safe
In North America, the indoor air quality certifying organization that has become the current engineered hardwood floor industry standard is FloorScore®. Many FloorScore® certified products are widely accepted as safe in terms of indoor air quality, meeting the strict the volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions criteria of the CARB (California Air Resources Board).
All of Tesoro Woods’ wood flooring products are FloorScore® certified, and most are considered No VOC because they emit 0.001ppm (parts per million) VOC chemicals or less. Learn more about our engineered wood flooring’s indoor air quality.
Bamboo flooring products in the Super-Strand Bamboo Collection are made by MOSO® Bamboo Products in the Netherlands and are certified by European organizations. Tesoro Woods’ bamboo flooring products comply with the European E1 norm and E0, the strictest emission class available. All products are categorized as Low VOC because they emit 0.005ppm (parts per million) VOC chemicals or less. Learn more about our Super-Strand Bamboo Collection’s indoor air quality.